EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMayor's Son, Co-Defendant Plead Guility In Drug Case
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
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Also Contributing: Leslie Rubin
Reported: Aug. 5, 2013 2:21 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 5, 2013 2:32 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The son of Charleston Mayor Danny Jones and his co-defendant in a drug case pleaded guilty Monday in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Zachary Jones pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine. His co-defendant in the case, Moldavian Harris of Detroit, also pleaded guilty to the charge.
In March, Zachary Jones and Harris were arrested and charged with possession and intent to deliver after Charleston police pulled over their car for speeding. Prosecutors said Monday they did not have enough evidence to prove the possession with intent to deliver, so Jones and Harris pleaded to the possession charge.
After his son was arrested, the mayor said in a statement that his son is a drug addict, and he hoped the arrest would lead to the drug rehabilitation he needed. The presiding judge in the case, Kanawha Circuit Court Judge Duke Bloom, had ordered that Zachary Jones receive drug rehabilitation.
Sentencing in the case is set for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18.
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