LEON, W.Va. — A Detroit man has entered into a plea agreement after being arrested on a drug charge earlier this year.
Edward D. Milan, 32, recently appeared in Mason County, W.Va., Circuit Court before Judge David W. Nibert to enter a plea of guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy.
Milan was indicted by the May term of the grand jury, along with Domonique D. Bell, 25, also of Detroit, for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and conspiracy.
Back in February, both men were arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver. According to the official criminal complaint filed in Mason County Magistrate Court, members of the Metro Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) received information that two African American males from Detroit were allegedly selling heroin from a residence located at 955 Connell Lane in Leon.
Members of MDENT, the Mason County Sheriff’s Department and Putnam County K-9 Unit went to the residence with a search warrant where Bell and Milan were found hiding in a closet, the complaint states. Inside a drawer in the master bedroom, officers located in excess of 20 grams of heroin which were individually packed, more than $2,500 in cash and a set of digital scales, the complaint states.
Other items consistent with the distribution of narcotics were also allegedly located at this residence, also according to the complaint.
Both a plea agreement and conviction order have been filed in Milan’s case. He’s due back in circuit court to face Judge Nibert on Jan. 29. If convicted, Milan could be sentenced to jail for not less than one nor more than five years or fined not more than $10,000, or both. Milan remains housed at the Western Regional Jail.
The status of Bell’s case was not known at press time.
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