Former Mingo magistrate arrested on drug charge

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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