Indictment brings trafficking charges

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Springfield man faces three felony counts

By Brandon Mattingly

An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

A local resident was indicted on four criminal counts—three of which are felonies—stemming from two separate incidents, according to documents provided by the Washington County Circuit Clerk.

Garland E. Caudill, 49, of 213 Covington Avenue in Springfield, was indicted on charges from cases dating back to Dec. 5, 2012 and Jan. 8, 2013.

Caudill faces one count of trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree with less than 20 dosage units of Hydrocodone for the December incident, as well as a similar count for the trafficking of Suboxone strips. Both crimes are class D felonies. The investigation from December also resulted in a misdemeanor charge for possession of drug paraphernalia.

The indictment also states that Caudill is charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than 20 dosage units) for an unspecified Schedule III drug following an investigation last January.

Caudill was ordered to avoid drugs and alcohol and his bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000.