Hickman man charged
Posted: Monday, December 3, 2012 4:00 pm
The Messenger, December 3, 2012
New drug-related charges were levied against a Hickman, Ky., man after Fulton County, Ky., sheriff’s deputies went to his home Friday night to serve a grand jury sealed warrant for a drug offense.
Lendell Gaston, 49, was charged after deputies from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department went to his residence about 9 p.m. Friday, according to a sheriff’s department press release.
Deputies went there to serve a Fulton County grand jury sealed warrant of indictment on Gaston. Upon entering, deputies confronted Gaston and informed him of the warrant for his arrest. After he was placed under arrest, Fulton County’s drug detection dog was brought in and 17 individually-wrapped crack cocaine rocks were allegedly found in the bottom of a Solo plastic cup.
Gaston was transported to the Fulton County Detention Center in Hickman, where he was lodged and charged with several alleged offenses.
The charges from the sealed grand jury indictment include first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (second or greater offense, less than four grams of cocaine) and persistent felony offender. The new charges levied Friday night include first-degree second-offense possession of controlled substance (cocaine), trafficking in a controlled substance (second or greater offense), persistent felony offender and probation violation (for a felony offense).
Gaston remains held on a $50,000 bond on the grand jury indictment charges and $25,000 on the new drug charges, the sheriff’s department reported.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by an officer from the Hickman Police Department.