Mother And Son Detained On Drug Charges In West Virginia

| by Jordan Smith

A mother and son have been arrested by police on charges of selling drugs from their home which was less than 1,000 feet from a school.

The arrests of 50-year-old Jacqueline Kiger and 19-year-old Samuel Kiger were made in Huntington, West Virginia.

Authorities also removed two unnamed children from the home, due to living conditions described as deplorable. The children were placed in the care of Child Protective Services.

Officers found a significant quantity of drug paraphernalia, including scales, packaging, marijuana and cash, reports WOWK.

In addition, several cats were removed from the property by animal control officers.

Jacqueline was charged with maintaining a dwelling used for drug sales, and her bail was set at $10,000. Samuel was accused of delivery of a controlled substance and bail for him was set at $25,000. The Special Emphasis Unit was responsible for the investigation in to the drugs offenses.

Due to the discovery of firearms at the residence, federal charges could follow.

A series of complaints by neighbors about drug activity alerted officers to what was going on at the property, reports The Huntington Herald-Dispatch.

Detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau and Criminal Investigations Bureau also served a do not occupy notice on the home, meaning that it is currently uninhabitable, Inquisitr reported.

The property was previously cited for a number of code violations.

Sources: WOWK, Inquisitr, The Huntington Herald-Dispatch / Photo credit: Inquisitr