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Grand Jury Decides Not To Pursue Drug Charges Against Former Bath County Attorney

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BATH COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Bath County Grand Jury has decided not to pursue felony drug charges against a former Bath County attorney who pleaded guilty to buying votes in Central Kentucky.

On September 18, Donald "Champ" Maze was charged with cocaine possession and evidence tampering after being pulled over on I-64. 

A press release from Strategic Advisers LLC states that on October 5, the grand jury did not pursue these charges saying that the evidence did not support the charges.

The release also states that items found from the floorboard carpet of the work van Maze was pulled over in was sent to KSP's Crime Lab for testing. Those items did not test positive for narcotics.

“I have maintained my innocence since this unwarranted traffic stop occurred and the results from Kentucky State Police crime lab and the Bath County Grand Jury’s decision not to pursue charges against me prove my innocence,” Maze said in the press release. 

It also states that Maze underwent five separate independent drug tests that showed he had no drugs in his system. A urine test conducted by the Bath County Jailer and the Clark County Regional Jail showed he had no drugs in his system as well, according to the press release. 

Maze was convicted, sentenced, and served 21 months in federal prison for buying votes and lying to a grand jury in an unrelated case. 

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