Indictment on drug trafficking results in arrest
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McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters reports the arrest of Sarah Kidd, of Bethel Road in Pine Knot, on Thursday, October 20, 2022. Sheriff Waters, along with Deputy Tom Smith and KSP Trooper Craig Reed, arrested Kidd after the Grand Jury returned an indictment for her on two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree, First Offense.
The indictment charges that Kidd knowingly and unlawfully sold Oxycodone for $120.00 to a Confidential Informant for the McCreary County Sheriff’s Office on two separate occasions.
Kidd, who is 52 years old, was arrested, charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 10 D.U. Drug Unspecified), transported, and lodged to the Knox County Detention Center. She was placed under a $10,000 cash bond.
In September 2020, The McCreary County Voice reported that Kidd was one of three women arrested when the car she was travelling in was stopped by McCreary County Deputy Greg Chaney for erratic operation. Deputy Chaney was assisted by McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters, Kentucky State Police, The Lake Cumberland Drug Task Force, and the U.S. Forest Service K-9 unit. During the traffic stop, a large number of Oxycontin pills with a street value estimate of $46,000 was discovered in the vehicle. All three women, including Kidd, were arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree.
According to McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters, the 2020 case was dismissed locally and turned over to the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
The Voice reminds readers that an indictment is not an indication of one’s guilt or innocence, but represents that enough evidence exists in a case to pursue the matter in a court of law.