WCH man indicted on drug charges


Search of E. Paint St. home results in multiple felonies

By Ryan Carter - [email protected]



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A Washington C.H. man has been indicted on numerous felony drug charges following a Dec. 2, 2015 drug bust at an East Paint Street home.

A Fayette County grand jury recently returned an indictment against 29-year-old Gregory L. Brown. The charges include trafficking in heroin, a third-degree felony; aggravated trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony; five counts of weapons under disability, a third-degree felony; possession of heroin, a fourth-degree felony; trafficking in cocaine, a fourth-degree felony; trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony; possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony; aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; illegal use of WIC program benefits, a fifth-degree felony; and possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor.

At his arraignment Monday in Fayette County Common Pleas Court, Brown’s trial date was set for Feb. 24. He is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

According to Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, FCSO detectives and members of the U.S. #23 Major Crimes Task Force conducted a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking at 510 E. Paint St. in Washington C.H., where Brown lived at the time. A search warrant was served at the residence at approximately 10 a.m. on Dec. 2.

Brown and another resident of the home, Arleana B. Smith, 40, were at the residence during the execution of the search warrant, and were detained before later being arrested, Stanforth said.

Drugs, firearms and U.S. currency were seized at the home by detectives, according to Stanforth. The Fayette County Dog Warden also responded and removed two canines from the home.

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Search of E. Paint St. home results in multiple felonies

By Ryan Carter

[email protected]

Reach Ryan Carter at 740-313-0352 or on Twitter @rywica.

Reach Ryan Carter at 740-313-0352 or on Twitter @rywica.

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