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3 Arrested After Stabbing in Alleged Latonia Lakes Drug Deal

Three people were arrested after a stabbing in Latonia Lakes following what police called a drug deal.

Kenton County Police responded to an area near Clubhouse Drive at around 6:20 p.m. on Monday where they found Michael Gaines, 23, of Covington, suffering from a stab wound to his neck.

Police allege that Gaines and Devin Palmer, 20, of Covington, were in Latonia Lakes to buy drugs from Hannah Scalf, 19, of Morning View, and Lucas Sandusky, 19, of Erlanger. An altercation reportedly transpired resulting in the stab wound to Gaines's neck.

Sandusky also suffered injuries to his hands.

Sandusky was treated at and released from University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Gaines's condition was not stated in a news release from Kenton County Police.

Sandusky, Scalf, and Palmer were arrested.

Palmer was charged with first degree robbery and first degree wanton endangerment. He is in the Kenton County Detention Center on $10,000 bond and is expected to appear in Kenton District Court for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, January 15.

Sandusky was charged with trafficking marijuana (less than 8 ounces), first degree assault, and tampering with physical evidence. Scalf was charged with trafficking marijuana (less than 8 ounces) and tampering with physical evidence. They are both being held at the Kenton County Detention Center and are expected to be arraigned on Wednesday morning in Kenton District Court.

-Staff report