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Father planted meth on daughter during traffic stop: police

Background: The Arlington Mini Mart in West Virginia, where Kenneth Cutright, inset, was arrested on June 9, 2024. (Booking photo courtesy of Upshur County Sheriff’s Office; background image via Google Maps.)

A father has been arrested and charged with child neglect creating risk of injury after police say he planted a 7-ounce bag of meth on one of his two young daughters during a routine traffic stop outside a West Virginia convenience store.

Kenneth Cutirght, 36, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, child neglect creating risk of injury, prohibited person in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, according to publicly available jail records.

He is currently being held at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in Belington, West Virginia.

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