Magistrate indicted


By Reina P. Cunningham - [email protected]



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A Bell County magistrate has been indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury on criminal solicitation to commit murder and various drug charges.

According to the first indictment, the jury charges that on or about Sept. 8, 10 and 11, Ricky Allen Goodin, 51, of Pineville, committed criminal solicitation to commit murder when, with the intent of promoting or facilitating the commission of murder, he commanded or encouraged another person to engage in specific conduct which would constitute murder or criminal attempt to commit murder or which would establish complicity to commit murder by shooting a male individual with an 8mm rifle.

Goodin is currently behind bars on the solicitation to commit murder charge after being arrested by Kentucky State Police. According to the press release, KSP detectives were made aware of threats made by Goodin to arrange for the murder of another person. Upon further investigation an arrest warrant was obtained. Goodin is being held on a $1 million cash bond and is scheduled to be in court on Oct. 16.

According to the second indictment, the jury charges that on or about July 22, 2014, Goodin trafficked in a controlled substance in the second degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in buprenorphine, a schedule III narcotic, as a first offense.

The jury further charges that on or about July 23, 2014, Goodin trafficked in a controlled substance in the second degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in hydrocodone, a schedule III narcotic.

The jury further charged that on or about Aug. 6, 2014, Goodin trafficked in a controlled substance in the first degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in oxycodone, a schedule II narcotic, as a first offense and at the same time and place, committed the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in buprenorphine, a schedule III narcotic, as a first offense, and at the same time and place, trafficked in a controlled substance in the first degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in oxycodone, a schedule II narcotic, as a first offense, and that at the same time and place, committed the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in buprenorphine, a schedule III narcotic, as a first offense.

The jury further charged that on or about Aug. 20, 2014, Goodin committed the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in buprenorphine, a schedule III narcotic, as a first offense, while in possession of a firearm.

The jury further charged that on or about Sept. 8, 2014, Goodin committed the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in buprenorphine, a schedule III narcotic, as a first offense and that at the same time and place the defendant committed the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the third degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in alprazolam, a schedule IV narcotic, as a first offense.

The jury further charged that on or about Sept. 10, 2014, Goodin committed the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in buprenorphine, a schedule III narcotic, as a first offense and that at the same time and place the defendant committed the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the third degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in alprazolam, a schedule IV narcotic substance, within 1,000 feet of a Pineville City School.

The jury further charged that on or about Oct. 8, 2014, Goodin trafficked in a controlled substance in the first degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in oxycodone, a schedule II narcotic, as a first offense, while in possession of a firearm, and that at the same time and place committed the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in buprenorphine, a schedule III narcotic, as a first offense, while in possession of a firearm, and that at the same time and place committed the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the third degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in alprazolam, a schedule IV narcotic substance, as a first offense.

The jury further charged that on or about Oct.15, 2014, Goodin trafficked in a controlled substance in the first degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in methamphetamine, a controlled substance, as a first offense, and that at the same time and place committed the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in buprenorphine, a schedule III narcotic, as a first offense, and that at the same time and place committed the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in methamphetamine, a controlled substance, as a first offense.

The jury further charged that on or about Nov. 21, 2014, Goodin committed theft by unlawful taking under $10,000 by a confidential informant working for the Kentucky State Police and Cumberland River Drug Task Force giving Ricky Goodin $2,100 to purchase crystal meth, Goodin taking the money from the confidential informant and not supplying the crystal meth to the confidential informant, unlawfully taking said money.

Goodin was arrested on March 17 for the drug charges but had since posted bond before getting arrested on the solicitation to commit murder charge.

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By Reina P. Cunningham

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