lorusso and kimeCENTRAL CITY, Ky. (7/16/18) — Central City Police Department and its K9 Unit investigated two people during a traffic stop on Youngstown Road Saturday resulting in both being charged with drug trafficking.

CCPD said its K9 Officer stopped a 1999 Lincoln Continental shortly before 5 p.m. K9 Unit Dusko alerted on the vehicle during an open air sniff. An investigation revealed methamphetamine, four handguns, drug paraphernalia, other drugs and cash.

The driver, Antonio “Tony” Lorusso, 42 of Greenville was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/meth (firearm enhanced), second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (firearm enhanced), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/Oxycodone (firearm enhanced).

A passenger in the vehicle, 24-year-old Frances Cheyanne Kime was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/meth (firearm enhanced), second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (firearm enhanced), carrying a concealed weapon and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess.

Lorusso requested medical attention at the scene and was transported to the emergency room via ambulance for treatment. After his release, he was also taken to Muhlenberg County Detention Center, where Kime is also being held.

CCPD was assisted by Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department, Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force, Kentucky State Police DE/SI West and Central City Fire Department. The investigating officer is Detective Wade Shoemaker.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director
Region 3 Vice President

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