Constable indicted for drug trafficking charges

Published 11:55 am Monday, September 19, 2016

A Clark County constable has been indicted for allegedly selling oxocodone pills to police informants on two occasions this summer.

Glenn Witt, 52, of 4013 Paris Road, was indicted Thursday on two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. If convicted, Witt could receive up to 10 years on one charge and five on the other, which are based on the number of pills sold.

Witt was arrested July 13 by Clark County Sheriff’s deputies following an investigation into rumors that Witt was selling pills.

In the indictment, Witt was accused of selling 16 pills to a police informant on July 11 and seven more on July 13. During a traffic stop by deputies of Witt’s vehicle, they recovered some of the marked buy money and Witt’s badge and handgun.

Witt has been a constable since 2007, following his election in 2006.

In Kentucky, constables have full law enforcement authority but have no training requirements. Clark County prohibits constables from having emergency lights on their vehicles, though.

The following indictments were returned by the Clark County grand jury Sept. 8.

— Christopher Lainhart, flagrant non-support.

— Kevin Todd Campbell, third-degree assault.

— Shane Martin, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

— Wesley E. Faulkner, flagrant non-support (two counts).

— Joel D. Layne receiving stolen property over $500.

— Jeremy Griffith, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, theft by unlawful taking (firearm).

— Zachary Glass, second-degree robbery.

— Farrell holder, theft by unlawful taking over $500.

— Michael Isaacs, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree persistent felony offender.

— Donald W. Lewis, driving on a suspended operator’s license, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

— Erica D. Donathan and Gregory S. Donathan, theft by unlawful taking over $500.

— Michael P. Trent, theft by unlawful taking over $500 (two counts).

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About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@bluegrassnewsmedia.com or call 859-759-0051.

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