On June 4, 2022, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Walker Mill Road in Sophia, in regards to a report of drug activity in the area. Upon arrival, the reported vehicle and subjects were located. During the investigation, Matthew Hank Kinton, a passenger in the vehicle was identified. Kinton had several outstanding processes for his arrest and was taken into custody. During a subsequent search, illegal substances and paraphernalia were located. He was transported to the Randolph County Detention Center and taken before the magistrate where probable cause was found for charges of felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $10,000 secured. The order for arrest for failure to appear was served and that bond was preset at $50,000 cash. The outstanding warrants for arrest were served and the bond was set at $5,000 secured.
Name of Defendant:
Matthew Hank Kinton