A grand jury has charged a magistrate with intimidating a witness in a drug case involving her son.

Braxton County Magistrate Carolyn Cruickshanks is accused of helping her son, Jordan Grubb, distribute court documents to other inmates at Central Regional Jail about a witness in the case, State Police have said.

Cruickshanks was indicted this week.

State Police charged Grubb in March with retaliation against a state's witness.

The state Supreme Court suspended Cruickshanks without pay in March following her arrest.

The State Police in Braxton County had previously been in conflict with the magistrate, including filing ethics charges against her.