The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department arrested an alleged drug trafficker during a road safety checkpoint in Harold last week, recovering 12 grams of methamphetamine and other drugs.

Michael Todd Kidd, 38, of Harold was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and first- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance in the case.

Deputy Dusty Newsome reports in the citation that he and Deputy Justin Szymchack spoke with the driver of a vehicle in which Kidd was a passenger during a road safety checkpoint that was set up just before 2 a.m. on Sept. 6. on Ky. 979. 

Newsome reported that the department’s K9, Drago, “alerted” on the vehicle, and during the search, deputies found 11 grams of suspected methamphetamine that was “weighed out into separate baggies and was labeled, ‘quarter,’ referring to a quarter ounce and ‘8-ball,’ referring to 1/8th of an ounce.” 

“While conducting the search there was messages on a cell phone in the passenger seat indicating that methamphetamine transactions were being conducted,” Newsome wrote. 

Deputies also located $1,000 on Kidd, as well as pills that appeared to be hydrocodone and alprazolam, Newsome reported. Digital scales, plastic baggies and money was also found during the search, the department reported in a press release. 

Kidd appeared in Floyd District Court for an arraignment on Sept. 6. District Judge Jimmy Marcum set his bond at $2,500 cash, ordered him to have no further violations of the law and scheduled a preliminary hearing in the case for Sept. 11. 

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