Two people arrested for trafficking meth, officials take pet red fox

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MOREHEAD, Ky.(WTVQ)- Two people from Rowan County were arrested for trafficking meth, and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife took there pet red fox, according to the Morehead News.

Officials say 24-year-old Sarah Matthews, and 43-year-old Matthew Scott Coursin, of Morehead, were arrested on March 20.

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Sheriff Matt Sparks spoke about this saying that this was a long-term investigation by the sheriff’s office utilizing undercover controlled buys to catch meth dealers.  Sparks also explained that this is just another part of our ongoing efforts to keep illicit substances off our streets.

Matthews was charged with three counts of trafficking less than two grams of meth, two counts of trafficking more than 2 grams, and four counts of persistent felony offender.

She was lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center and according to the jail’s website was released the next day on $15,000 blanket bond.



Coursin was charged with one count of trafficking less than two grams and one count of persistent felony offender.

He remains lodged in the RCDC under a $10,000 blanket bond.

While serving the arrest warrant, police also found a variety of drugs other than meth including cocaine, about a pound of marijuana, and various marijuana edibles.

The sheriff’s office was particularly concerned about this arrest with the various drugs in the household since the couple had twin newborns in the home.

When the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office showed up to their property on Cranston Cemetery Road, officers were also shocked to find a red fox in a small carrying cage on the back porch of the residence. Sparks also noted the couple had been known to operate out of an address on Riddle Lane.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife was contacted and the fox was transported to a safe farm and rehab location to be tested to see if it is able to be returned to the wild. If not, the fox will remain in the safe care of the rehab center.

Other charges on Matthews and Coursin are likely and pending, including the possibility of endangering the welfare of a minor, wanton endangerment, and other various trafficking charges.

–all information and photos courtesy of Morehead News–