Columbus man arrested on drug charge


By Beth Sergent - bsergent@civitasmedia.com



LEON — A Columbus man has been arrested on a drug charge by deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department.

Deshawn L. Kelley, 21, has been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He was arrested by deputies after they responded to a home on Leon Baden Road for alleged, illegal drug activity.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Mason County Magistrate Court, Deputies J.L. Cavender, M.A. Waugh and J.T. Veith made contact with Kelley in the back bedroom of the residence on Leon Baden Road. Located in the residence were digital scales, sandwich bags and a bag containing a white, powdery substance alleged to be methamphetamine, according to the complaint. Deputies say they located a “large” amount of cash in Kelley’s possession.

Deputies say they spoke to two residents of the home on Leon Baden Road who stated the digital scales, sandwich bags and white powdery substance did not belong to them, according to the complaint.

Kelley was then arrested and transported to the Western Regional Jail. He appeared in magistrate court for arraignment where his bond was set at $75,000. As of Friday evening, he was no longer listed as being housed at the Western Regional Jail.

If convicted of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a defendant could face imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not less than one year, nor more than 15 years, or fined not more than $25,000, or both.

By Beth Sergent

bsergent@civitasmedia.com

Reach Beth Sergent at bsergent@civitasmedia.com or on Twitter @BSergentWrites.

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