Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mingo County Drug Bust

A Williamson man in facing serious charges following a drug bust early Thursday morning.

Leo Curtis Childress, 34, was arrested after the Mingo County Sheriff's Department, U.S. 119 Task Force and West Virginia State Police conducted a search warrant at his residence at 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

According to a news release from the Mingo County Sheriff's Department, police found 174 grams of crack cocaine, 32 grams of marijuana and $1,124 in cash. The release said the street value of the drugs is about $50,000.

Childress is charged with two counts of possession with the intent to deliver.

Mingo County Sheriff James Smith said in the release that he is extremely pleased with the efforts the different units put toward the arrest.