Sheriff: Man stole pills from pharmacy in exchange for sexual images of woman, juvenile

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PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A man and a woman were indicted on multiple charges Monday in connection to a pharmacy theft case.

On August 19th, the Pike County Sheriff's Office was called in to investigate prescription medications missing from the South Williamson Food City pharmacy.

During the investigation, deputies learned more than 5,000 pills, valued at more than $9,000, were taken by an employee.

"We'd done all kinds of search warrants for property and Facebook search warrants for information," said Chief Deputy Lynn Cross.

Detectives said Jacob West, of Pinsonfork, was giving the stolen pills to Kena Reed, of Pinsonfork, in exchange for sexually explicit photos and videos of herself and an unnamed girl under the age of 18.

"And those detectives have worked every day, for about the last three weeks, very diligently," said Cross.

On September 9, the Pike County grand jury indicted West and Reed on charges relating to human trafficking, possession and distribution of child pornography, unlawful transaction with a minor and tampering with evidence. West was also charged with theft of a controlled substance.

West and Reed are scheduled for arraignment in Pike County Circuit Court Friday morning.

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