Owensboro Police Department
• Ameil D. Smith, 33, of Fulton, Ky., was charged Saturday with trafficking synthetic drugs.
• Matthew Williams, 57, of the 700 block of East 3rd Street was charged Sunday with first-degree strangulation.
• Charles Edward Rhoades, 45, of Philpot was charged Monday with driving under the influence and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified).
• Matthew James Rusher, 33, of Lake Station, Ind., was charged Monday with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth).