Sherrif's Son Indicted On Drug Charges

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The son of an eastern Kentucky sheriff is
awaiting trial after being indicted on federal drug charges.

Hoy Curtis Witten, the son of Johnson County Sheriff Bill
Witten, is accused of selling cocaine and methadone.

Hoy Curtis Witten was arraigned in federal court in Pikeville
last week and has pleaded not guilty.

In a statement, Sheriff Witten says he and his wife are
"devastated" by the indictment against their son. The sheriff
also says they believe their son is innocent.

The indictment was the result of a three-year investigation by
several police agencies, including Kentucky State Police and the

Witten has been released under several conditions including that
he pass drug tests and continue a substance abuse treatment
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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