While she was pleading guilty to drug-related charges, she was helping to finance Crum's anti-drug campaign for sheriff.
This scheme began to fall apart when the sign-maker, George White, demanded full payment for his campaign signs and Crum rebuffed him.
White's attorney, Charles "Butch" West, then contacted the FBI to inform them that White sold drugs to Crum.
This is a mess reminiscent of the 1980s when Mingo Sheriff Johnie Owens sold his office for $100,000. Coal was king then, now drugs are.
Other than that, nothing seems to have changed. The biggest breakers of the law in Mingo are the ones who are supposed to uphold the law.
They are all Democrats, of course.
A legitimate two-party system may help control these abuses of power.