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Officers make drug arrest in Williamson

Rachel Baldwin rbaldwin@civitasmedia.com

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Rachel Baldwin


rbaldwin@civitasmedia.com


WILLIAMSON - A Lexington, Ky., resident who was discovered to be a fugitive from justice on a felony parole violation, was placed under arrest in Williamson on charges of possession with intent to deliver a Schedule I controlled substance (heroin) and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).


On Tuesday, Leroy Wilson, 32, possessed an illegal substance (heroin) with intent to deliver the substance for financial gain, according to the arrest report. These facts are based on officer’s investigations, statements from eyewitnesses and a confession from the defendant. Making the arrest were Mingo County Sheriff’s deputies L. Thomas and E. Williams, Cpl. C. Endicott and Williamson Police Department Lt. G.P. Dotson and Patrolman J.D. Tincher.


The investigation began when the officers received a tip from a confidential informant that Wilson, along with others, may be transporting illegal drugs in a Chevrolet Malibu bearing Ohio plates. Once the vehicle in question was located, a traffic stop was conducted and Wilson was asked if he had anything illegal in his possession, according to the criminal complaint. He granted permission for a search, and during a pat-down, an undisclosed amount of heroin as discovered wrapped in tin foil in the front pocket of Wilson’s shorts, along with a baggie containing marijuana, according to the report.


Once a records check was performed by Mingo County 911, Wilson was found to be wanted by Kentucky in connection with a felony parole violation, the arresting officers said.


Wilson was taken to the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden, where he remains without bond while awaiting extradition back to Lexington to face the charges against him there. Once that is complete, he will stand trial in Mingo County on the felony drug charges.

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