Shelby man charged after 4-year-old found with cocaine - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken News, Weather, Sports

Shelby man charged after 4-year-old found with cocaine

Posted: Updated:
SHELBY, N.C. -

A Shelby man is being held without bond after police say cocaine was found in his home and his 4-year-old was found with cocaine in his body.
    
The Star of Shelby reports (http://bit.ly/13yj08n) 49-year-old Melvin Douglas Toms was indicted by a grand jury Monday on a number of charges, including felonious child abuse, trafficking of cocaine and sell or delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.
    
Capt. Joel Shores of the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office said Toms was previously on probation and a parole officer asked for assistance from the sheriff's office to help in a search of his home. The sheriff's office found cocaine and a child.
    
Shores said investigators suspect the child was present while cocaine was being cooked and either inhaled or ingested it.

Powered by WorldNow

1336 Augusta West Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909

Telephone: 706.722.6664
Email: talkback6@wjbf.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.