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Chad Abshire


Staff Writer


WILLIAMSON — A father and his stepdaughter were arrested Wednesday night on drug trafficking charges.


Kenneth “Bear” Woods, 45, of Taylorville, and Corrina “Corkie” Smith, 32, of Varney, were arrested by members of the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department.


Calling it “a family affair,” Mingo County Task Force Commander, C.D. Rockel, told the Daily News that the pair had been indicted by the Mingo County Grand Jury earlier on Wednesday. A total of 13 people were indicted, with six of them being sealed and pertaining to drugs. Woods and Smith were two of the six sealed indictments.


Woods was charged with two counts of delivery of Oxycodone, a schedule II substance, and two counts of conspiracy to deliver Oxycodone.


Smith was charged with one count of delivery of Oxycodone and one count of conspiracy to deliver Oxycodone.


Both were arraigned and lodged, as of presstime, within the Southwestern Regional Jail, in Holden.


Executing two indictments the day they were presented, Rockel said that he expected more drug trafficking arrests “in the immediate future.”


Joining Rockel and the MCSD in the arrests were Administrative Alternative Response Officer, David Stratton, and Home Confinement Director, Kevin Wilson.


The commander also said that three people who were arrested as part of “Operation Zero Tolerance,” earlier this month would face additional charges from the grand jury. Names were not immediately available.


He also said that one of the people arrested in the massive round up, Jason Thompson, pleaded Wednesday to his charges and was sentenced by Judge Michael Thornsbury. Rockel said that Thompson received 1 to 3 years.

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