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Dad, mom & son arrested

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SALYERSVILLE – A Floyd County couple were arrested on opiate-related drug charges early Wednesday morning, roughly one hour after their adult son was arrested in Johnson County.

According to the arrest citation, William J. Skeens, 54, and his wife, Kimberly Skeens, 49, both of Auxier were passengers in a vehicle that had been pulled over the night of December 4. 

Salyersville Police Department Officer Mike Nickels reported he made a traffic stop in which the driver seemed fine, but a strong scent of marijuana was coming from inside the car. 

William Skeens had marijuana and a rolling paper in his sock and Kimberly Skeens had Neurontin, hydrocodone and suboxone in a makeup compact inside her purse, though William claimed the pills were his. 

Williams Skeens is charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (opiates); prescription of a controlled substance not in proper container, first offense; possession of marijuana; and drug paraphernalia, buy/possess. His wife, Kimberly, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (opiates); possession of a controlled substance; and prescription of a controlled substance not in proper container, first offense.

Upon booking the two at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, Nickels said Kimberly Skeens turned around and asked, “What are you doing here?” 

The couple’s son, Christopher Skeens, 36, of Oil Springs, had been arrested an hour before by Kentucky State Police in a separate case. KSP served a parole violation warrant and also charged him with fourth-degree assault, menacing and resisting arrest.
William and Kimberly Skeens have since been released from the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center pending future court dates. Christopher Skeens remains at the jail at press time.

Editor's Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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