2 accused of trading stolen prescription drugs, child porn

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Kena Reed

WILLIAMSON, Ky. (AP/WTVQ) – A Pike County man is accused of trading stolen prescription drugs with a woman in exchange for sexual photos and videos of herself and a minor.

The Mountain Top News reports 31-year-old Jacob West and 27-year-old Kena Reed were indicted Monday and arrested Tuesday on charges including human trafficking and tampering with physical evidence.

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The Pike County Sheriff’s Office says deputies last month began investigating the theft of more than 5,000 pills from a local pharmacy.

It says the investigation led to an employee, West, and determined that he was exchanging the nearly $9,000 worth of pills with Reed for child porn.

West also is charged with theft by unlawful taking of a controlled substance and is a pastor at a Pike County church.



Authorities didn’t immediately detail the juvenile’s connection to Reed or West.