Man charged with trafficking meth in Clinton County

By Gary Huffenberger -



WILMINGTON — A northern Kentucky man has been indicted with trafficking meth in Clinton County.

William R. Highfield, 49, of the Ohio River town of Vanceburg, Kentucky, was indicted this month on a count of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine (F2) and a count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine (F2).

The alleged activity occurred on Oct. 8, 2019, according to the wording in the bill of indictment.

In another indictment by a Clinton County grand jury, a Wilmington-area woman is charged with committing felony domestic violence (F4) on Feb. 25, and also is charged with having resisted arrest (M2) on the following day.

Cherie N. McLaughlin, 36, of Wilmington, has a prior Clinton County conviction for domestic violence, which makes this subsequent charge carry a more serious level of alleged crime.

At her initial court appearance, she pled not guilty to both charges.

At that hearing, Clinton County Magistrate Helen Rowlands set bond at $25,000 cash or surety (10 percent bond not acceptable), and a $10,000 own recognizance bond.

In the same session the grand jury indicted Claudia Auerlia Rose, 43, of the Clarksville area, on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs (F5).

And Eric M. Nies, 33, of Goshen, is indicted on a count of aggravated possession of drugs (F5) in Clinton County.

Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768.


By Gary Huffenberger