CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A former Mingo County magistrate is in jail after allegedly trying to sell drugs in his county while out on bond awaiting sentencing in a federal criminal case. 


Dallas Toler was booked Tuesday morning after allegedly selling cocaine last month.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Tuesday Dallas Toler, 45, was arrested Monday night for allegedly selling cocaine.

(Read Toler arrest warrant here)

Toler pleaded guilty Dec. 2, 2013, to obtaining a false voter registration application.

Goodwin’s motion said Toler took $850 from an informant Jan. 3 who promised to share drug profits with him.

Toler is currently scheduled to be sentenced on the previous federal conviction March 10.

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  • OG

    When are is the governor gonna step in and appoint a clean judge in Mingo County? Wasn't that supposed to happen last month?

  • Brian

    I wonder what this clown's legal background is. In WV, you don't have to have a law degree, or any legal training of any kind, to be a Magistrate. The only requirement is to win an election. That, to me, is an absolute outrage. Magistrates have the power to award or deny monetary compensation in civil trials and to put people in jail in criminal cases. Should we not demand that these people have some legal knowledge and some legitimate credentials that can be revoked if they show no fidelity to the law?

  • Jesse's girl

    When you travel to our national parks, be it The Great Smoky Mountains or Yellowstone, there are signs admonishing you not to feed the wildlife. The reason? You make dependents of the animals over time. As a result, they either die or decline from the lack of motivation to hunt (work) for their natural food and become dangerous to the public in trying to obtain food.

    The same is true for humans and West Virginia should be the poster child. Mingo County is just the most public display of the misery brought about by the policies which the Democrat party has employed for more than 8 decades to keep themselves employed.

    • Larry

      Very true!

  • Pickle Barrel

    Except there is no Sheriff Pusser down there to clean things up.

    • Col. Klink

      Try Randolph Co., our politicians are bought and paid for by the beer companies, that goes for the judge, PA, county commission and sheriff. West Virginia is the worst for small towm politics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mtneer

    wyoming county is no better, believe me !

  • Low Rider

    Mingo County baby! Is there any way we can disect Mingo and McDowell counties from the state and donate them back to Virginia?

    • Larry

      Or better yet, take all of Kanawha Co., and everything south of I-64, and south and west of the Turnpike.

  • Scott

    Now we can get back to where all the crime is.