MOUNT VERNON — One of the three women involved in an alleged large-scale drug trafficking operation in Knox County had her bond adjusted in Knox County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday.

Kristy L. Crawford, 40, who appeared by video during her hearing, had her bond adjusted to $100,000 without the 10% provision by Judge Richard D. Wetzel. It had previously been $250,000 with no 10%.

Crawford has been charged with multiple drug-related counts in her role in the alleged drug distribution network that stretched over several counties. She is charged with 12 felony counts, including first-degree charges of aggravated trafficking in drugs and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity; second-degree conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking and aggravated trafficking in drugs, two third-degree counts of having weapons while on disability and several forfeiture specifications.

Attorney Terry Hitchman spoke on behalf of Crawford’s family prior to the bond adjustment and he asked for a reduction while Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Nicole Derr recommended the bond stay at $250,000 due to the seriousness of the charges.

During the hearing, it was deemed necessary for Crawford to be served a no-contact order with codefendants Lisa Poole, 55, to whom she is related, and Danile W. Beckham, 43.

The cases for both Poole and Beckham are still pending.


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