A Floyd County handed down more than a dozen indictments last week, and most of them involved drug trafficking and related charges.
The indictments included charges against two people who are accused of forging prescriptions to obtain Oxycodone pills.
Betsy Layne residents Misty Duncan, 40, and Alfred King, 49, were each indicted on felony counts of criminal possession of a forged prescription, assume false title to obtain a controlled substance, utter false/forged subscription, unauthorized procurement of a controlled substance, theft of identity and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. King was additionally charged for allegedly being a persistent felony offender in the first degree and Duncan arrested the pair earlier this year, reporting in court documents that on Jan. 30, they unlawfully presented forged prescription for 120 Oxycodone pills to the Howard Family Pharmacy in Eastern.
They presented another name, Reed reported, to “illegally obtain” the medicine from the pharmacy.
“The prescription blank has been stolen from Dr. Crystal Compton at Betsy Layne Primary Care,” the arrest warrant said.
The indictments are among several others issued by the grand jury. They include:
• Marion Wade Martin, 47, of Wayland; first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree persistent felony offender
• Terry Joe Hamilton, 34, of Teaberry; second-degree escape, first-degree possession in controlled substance, controlled substance not in original container, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft of identity, giving police officer false identifying information, second-degree persistent felony offender
• Jessica R. Minix, 30, of Salyersville; two counts of first-degree fleeing/evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, three counts of first-degree possession in arolled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to transfer registration receipt, no/expired registration plates, registration and title requirements for vehicles, failure to maintain insurance
• Melinda S. Clark, 42, of Prestonsburg; first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence
• Evan Potter, 27, of Hueysville; first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence
• Jeffrey N. Slone, 50, of David; first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, menacing
• Brad Edward Hall, 42, of Prestonsburg; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, giving officer a false name or address
• Martella Wright, 44, of Grayson; second-degree escape, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device, theft by unlawful taking or disposition
• Michael D. Case, 57, of Harold; third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal trespassing
Editor’s note: An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.