Arraignment rescheduled for teacher


By TJ Caudill - tcaudill@civitasmedia.com



A Perry County Central High School teacher who is accused of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance appeared in Perry County’s circuit court on Oct. 8. The defendant appeared for an arraignment hearing, but the arraignment was rescheduled due to the defendant not having a lawyer present.

“Very soon,” answered Kevin Duff, 49, of Hazard, when Perry County Circuit Judge Alison C. Wells asked when Duff would have an attorney. The arraignment hearing was rescheduled for Oct. 15.

Duff was arrested on Oct. 2 on an indictment warrant by the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, and taken to Kentucky River Regional Jail. He was released on personal recognizance under the stipulation that he would have no further violations of the law, no consumption of any alcohol or illegal use of controlled substance, no illegal use of alcohol or controlled substance. not to possess any weapons, random drug testing, and required to make all scheduled court appearances.

According to the indictment the grand jury handed down last month, on Sept. 15, 2012, Duff is accused of first-degree and first offense of trafficking in a controlled substance by knowingly and unlawfully selling 25 oxycodone pills, a schedule II narcotic to a cooperating witness.

TJ Caudill can be reached at 606-436-5771 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.

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By TJ Caudill

tcaudill@civitasmedia.com

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