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12 people charged by sealed indictment

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Local judges issue 11 fugitive warrants

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Twenty sealed indictments were opened in court Monday. A dozen people face charges ranging from drug trafficking to cultivation of marijuana.

Eleven people were declared a fugitive by LaRue Circuit Judges John D. Seay and Charles C. Simms III. They are Donzell D. Johnson (1989), Steven Wayne Druen (1969), Steven D. Snow (1989), Jonathan Tyler Dixon (1987), Josie Smith (1990), Rebecca J. Wofford (1960), Nicholas R. Rager (1987), Cedrick C. Powell (1987), Jeremy S. Bishop (1981), Adam V. Osgood (1982) and Barbie A. Petrie (1968). Their names were placed with the National Crime Information Center.

Johnson was charged with three counts of first-degree trafficking in controlled substance/cocaine, first offense; and three counts of trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school.

Druen was charged with two counts of trafficking in controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Wofford and Snow were charged with two counts of trafficking in marijuana 8 ounces-5 pounds; and two counts of trafficking in controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

Dixon was charged with two counts of first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (cocaine), first offense.

Smith was charged with three counts of first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, first offense; and three counts of trafficking in controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

Powell, Petrie, Bishop and Osgood were each charged with one count of first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (cocaine), first offense; and one count of trafficking in controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

Rager was charged with one count of trafficking in marijuana 8 ounces-5 pounds; and one count of trafficking in controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

Robert A. Kincaid Jr. (1970) was charged with one count of convicted felon in possession of a handgun; two counts of cultivation of marijuana, five or more plants; one count of trafficking in marijuana 8 ounces-5 pounds; one count of use or possession of drug paraphernalia, second offense; and one count of possession of marijuana.

An indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and the person is innocent until and unless proven guilty. An indictment can be sealed so that it stays non-public until it is unsealed by the court. A sealed indictment might be used where the prosecutor, for whatever reason, does not wish to alert the prospective defendant to the fact that criminal charges are being brought.