A Beckley man is facing drug charges in Fayette County.

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- Just after midnight, Fayette County deputies responded to a vehicle crash on WV RT 612 after the driver’s phone notified 911 of the crash.

When they arrived, they found the driver unharmed and some DOH property that had been damaged. When collecting information, they had found the driver’s license had been revoked and he was on federal parole for narcotics distribution. This led to a deeper investigation and a k-9 search of the vehicle. They had found a bag of marijuana and two bags of what is suspected to be fentanyl.

Leon E Smith Jr, 43 of Beckley, was charged with Felony Offense of Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics, and the Misdemeanor Offenses of Driving revoked DUI, Failure to Maintain control, and No Proof of Insurance.

Smith was transported to Southern Regional Jail pending further court proceedings.

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