Huge crack cocaine bust


174 grams discovered at residence

Courtesy Photo Mingo County Sheriff James Smith is shown bringing Leo Childress into custody on Thursday. Law enforcement agencies allegedly discovered 174 grams of crack cocaine and 32 grams of marijuana at the Childress residence.


WILLIAMSON – Leo Curtis Childress, 34 from Williamson, is facing felony charges after law enforcement agencies allegedly discovered 174 grams of crack cocaine and 32 grams of marijuana at the Childress residence Thursday, Feb. 25.

Childress was arrested after officers from the US 119 Drug Task Force, the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department, and the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) conducted a search warrant on his residence.

The search warrant was based upon recent controlled purchases from the defendant at his residence.

According to a criminal complaint, upon conducting a search warrant, officers discovered 174 grams of crack cocaine (Schedule II) with an approximate street value of $30,000.

The criminal complaint also states that officers discovered 32 grams of marijuana (Schedule I) with a street value of $200. Officers also confiscated $1,124 in US currency.

Childress is facing two counts of possession with intent to deliver. According to W.Va. State Code, “any controlled substance classified in Schedule I, II, or III is guilty of a felony.

Childress has a criminal record and has been arrested before.

If convicted, Childress could be imprisoned in the state correctional facility for one to five years and could be fined up to $15,000.

All information in this article was obtained by use of criminal complaint which is public record. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation and those named should be considered innocent until proven guilty.

Courtesy Photo Mingo County Sheriff James Smith is shown bringing Leo Childress into custody on Thursday. Law enforcement agencies allegedly discovered 174 grams of crack cocaine and 32 grams of marijuana at the Childress residence.
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Leo.jpgCourtesy Photo Mingo County Sheriff James Smith is shown bringing Leo Childress into custody on Thursday. Law enforcement agencies allegedly discovered 174 grams of crack cocaine and 32 grams of marijuana at the Childress residence.
174 grams discovered at residence
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