Popular former sheriff's son facing drug charges

According to Sheriff Robbie K. Goins, Billy Jack "Cotton" Kitts, 68, the son of former Sheriff Rose Kitts, is charged with selling and the delivery of schedule 2 narcotics.

Kitts was arrested at his home in Pleasant Ridge, just outside of LaFollette after an undercover investigation by the Sheriff's Office and the 8th Judicial Drug Task Force. The investigation started several months ago when authorities received information that Kitts had sold morphine.

"It is again sad and very apparent that someone's family history and upbringing does not always fall in line as to what they are taught as children as to what they do as adults. It's unfortunate we see another sad case like this. We can say for certain that no matter who you are, how you were raised, where you live or what you do, we will investigate, pursue, arrest and prosecute anyone who takes illegal actions of selling narcotics and helps bury society and our young people deeper in a hole of death that we all know for sure drug addiction and drug dealing will lead them to. We will not and cannot tolerate it." said Sheriff Robbie K. Goins.


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