A Logan County man who was recently arrested twice for armed robbery has been charged with delivery of a counterfeit schedule one narcotic.
On Nov. 25, the Logan Banner reported that just two days after a Peach Creek resident was bailed out of jail on a charge of armed robbery, Ellis was reportedly been arrested again for the same charge, according to a criminal complaint filed by Logan City policeman David Adkins.
Caleb Ellis, 21, was taken into custody Nov. 22 by Logan City Police after an alleged victim, told police that Ellis pulled a handgun on him at 527 Stratton Street in Logan and took a wallet containing $97 in U.S. currency.
Troopers Z.S. Holden and S.P. Bowling, with the West Virginia State Police (WVSP), report that after Ellis’ arrest, they conducted a search and discovered a folded aluminum foil cigarette wrapper and a piece of folded yellow paper containing a gray powdery substance in Ellis’ wallet.
Bowling reports Ellis claimed the substance in the foil was cigarette ashes and the substance in the paper was makeup.
The criminal complaint filed by Bowling states, “During transport to the WVSP Logan Detachment the defendant repeatedly uttered, ‘All you have on me is selling that fake stuff.’”
After processing, Ellis allegedly admitted to selling packages like the ones obtained for his wallet as heroin.
Ellis reportedly sold the packages for $20, and he allegedly stated he had been making transactions with the fake drugs the previous night.
Ellis is charged with a felony count of delivery of a counterfeit schedule one narcotic.
If he is found guilty, Ellis could be facing one to 15 years in a state correctional facility and up to $25,000 in fines.
Bond was set to $10,000.
Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752- 6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]