Several men face drug charges

LOGAN, W.Va. — A man from out of the local area is facing drug charges.

Christopher Alan Jones, 28, of Huntington, was stopped near Limestone for traveling left of center by Logan County Sheriff Deputy Nick Tucker. Tucker states on the criminal complaint that after Jones exited his vehicle, Corporal Booth ran his drug canine around the car. The canine indicted on the driver’s door. During the Terry Frisk, Tucker reported that he could feel a foreign object between Jones’ legs. Tucker also reports that Jones became combative during the frisk. Corporal Carter arrived to assist Tucker and Booth and discharged a one second burst of Vexor, which reportedly aided then in gaining compliance from Jones.

Jones then allegedly advised the officers that he did not have any contraband on his person, but that approximately one pound of marijuana was hidden under his car.

Officers were unable to locate the alleged marijuana.

Jones reported stated to the officers that he had lied to them to keep them from locating the narcotics concealed on his person. After arriving at the sheriff’s office for processing, Jones allegedly removed a significant amount of white chunks, believed to be crack cocaine, which was hidden between his legs. Jones also allegedly had $858 in US. Currency.

According to the complaint, Jones allegedly admitted to “possessing crack cocaine and was bringing that crack to Logan to distribute.”

A search of Jones’s criminal history informed officers that Jones had been convicted of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver on January 15, 2015, in Cabell County.

Jones was arraigned on December 15 on charges of possession with intent to deliver, obstructing an officer and failure to drive right of center. His bond was set at $10,000.

A Holden resident was also recently charged with drug possession. Stacey Rochelle Thomas, 54, was charged with possession with intent to deliver on December 7. According to the complaint, Logan County Deputy Sheriff Nick Tucker responded to a complaint of loud noise and possible drug activity on Copperas Fork Road at Holden. Upon arrival, deputies advised Thomas of the complaint and he allegedly gave permission for the officers to search his residence.

During the search, officers reportedly located 30 Roxycodone 30 mg pills in a jewelry box and approximately one gram of white chunks believed to be crack cocaine.

Thomas was arraigned on December 8 when his bond was set at $25,000.


Martha Sparks

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Martha Sparks is a news reporter and can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728, or via Twitter at @MarthaSparks


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