LEON — The second of two Detroit men arrested on drug charges last year was recently sentenced.
Edward D. Milan, 32, appeared in Mason County Circuit Court before Judge David W. Nibert to enter a plea of guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy back in December 2015 and reappeared for sentencing last month. Milan was indicted by the May 2015 term of the grand jury, along with Dominique D. Bell, 25, also of Detroit, for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and conspiracy.
Milan was sentenced to not less than one nor more than five years in the West Virginia Department of Corrections. Milan was given credit for 362 days already served and charged $277 in court costs. Milan’s conviction date was Dec. 11, 2015; the sentence date, Jan. 29, 2016; the effective sentence date, Feb. 1, 2015.
Bell was sentenced last year after entering a plea of guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy. Bell was sentenced by Judge Nibert to not less than one nor more than five years in the West Virginia Department of Corrections. At the time of his sentencing, Bell was given credit for 204 days already served and charged $277 in court costs. Bell’s conviction date was July 13, 2015; sentence date, Aug. 25, 2015; effective sentence date, Feb. 2, 2015.
In February 2015, both men were arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver. According to the official criminal complaint filed in Mason County Magistrate Court, members of the Metro Drug Enforcement Network Team received information that two African American males from Detroit were allegedly selling heroin from a residence located at 955 Connell Lane in Leon.
Members of MDENT, the Mason County Sheriff’s Department and Putnam County K-9 Unit went to the residence with a search warrant where Bell and Milan were found hiding in a closet, the complaint states. Inside a drawer in the master bedroom, officers located in excess of 20 grams of heroin which were individually packaged, more than $2,500 in cash and a set of digital scales, the complaint states.
Other items consistent with the distribution of narcotics were also allegedly located at this residence, also according to the complaint.
As of Friday evening, both men were listed as inmates with the West Virginia Division of Corrections.
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