MH man charged in overdose case faces revocation of suspended sentence

A Mountain Home man faces the possible revocation of his suspended sentence handed down, after he admitted he gave prescription medication to a juvenile resulting in an overdose.

Twenty-year-old Christopher Michael Kidd appeared during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and entered a plea of "not true" to the allegations contained in a petition to revoke his suspended sentence filed July 30th last year.

The investigation leading to Kidd's arrest began in mid-January two years ago. A school resource officer at Guy Berry College and Career Academy reported the then 18-year-old Kidd had admitted giving a then 16-year-old juvenile several generic Xanax pills while both were riding on a Mountain Home school bus.

Video surveillance footage taken inside the bus captured images of both Kidd and the juvenile. According to the probable cause affidavit, the anti-anxiety medicine had been prescribed for Kidd and was furnished to the juvenile at his request.

The juvenile overdosed on the pills and was taken by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center for treatment. Medical records confirmed the overdose, according to the probable cause affidavit.

In the petition to revoke his 24-month suspended sentence imposed in August 2017, a probation and parole officer alleges Kidd failed to report as ordered, has not paid supervision fees and is avoiding contact with his probation officer. Kidd's case will be reviewed in 90 days to determine if he is in compliance with the terms and conditions of his probation.

He was ordered to reappear in May.

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