EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCharleston Mayor's Son Gets Probation In Drug Case
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Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Sep. 19, 2013 8:56 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The son of Charleston Mayor Danny Jones has been sentenced to two years' probation on a drug charge.
Media outlets report 23-year-old Zachary Francis Jones first must complete an alcohol and addiction recovery program.
Jones pleaded guilty last month in Kanawha County Circuit Court to simple possession of a controlled substance.
A judge Wednesday gave Jones credit for 103 days already spent in jail.
The mayor had expressed relief over his son's arrest in March. He says the younger Jones also had been arrested in 2010 on a heroin possession charge and in 2008 on a driving under the influence charge.
Zachary Jones is currently living in a group home as part of his rehabilitation program and says he's been sober for six months.
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