Prescription drugs

Kewanee police arrest woman for selling prescription drugs to minor

The Kewanee Police Department conducted an investigation on March 22 that led to the arrest of Kathy Chanton-Khemphomma, 30, of Davenport, Iowa, for drug-related charges.

A KPD press release said it was determined the suspect had once sold prescription pills to a teenager earlier in the day.

The teenager’s father then contacted law enforcement after discovering the identity of the person who sold his child drugs. The father arranged to meet the suspect to buy more pills. After the suspect arrived at the scene, the father contacted law enforcement to confront the suspect. Kewanee police arrived at the scene and conducted an investigation. Officers took statements from the father and the suspect, and also reviewed text messages and phone call logs.

“It was determined that there was probable cause that Chanton-Khemphomma had illegally sold prescription pills to the minor and was attempting to sell more pills,” the statement read.

Chanton-Khemphomma was arrested and transported to the Kewanee Police Department. She was eventually rushed to Henry County Jail on the preliminary charges of Delivering a Controlled Substance (Class 3 Felony) and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (Class 4 Felony). Class 3 felony carries a potential sentence of 2 to 5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. His bail was originally set at $100,000.

A preliminary hearing was held on March 28 where probable cause was found and a pre-trial conference was scheduled.

This article originally appeared on Star Courier: Kewanee police arrest woman for selling prescription drugs to minors

Joan J. Dean

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