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Charleston woman indicted in federal drug, guns case

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A federal grand jury indicted a Charleston woman Tuesday for allegedly possessing drugs and illegal firearms.

Chandra K. Ross, 29, was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of three firearms in relation to a drug-trafficking crime, according to a news release issued by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.

The indictment alleges that Ross knowingly possessed a .22 caliber revolver with the serial number scratched off.

On July 18, police searched Ross' apartment and found more than 100 grams of heroin, three handguns and $26,000 in cash, according to the news release. Two of the handguns were reported stolen.

Ross lived in the apartment with three children, according to the news release. She previously worked at the Kanawha County Assessor's Office.

If convicted, Ross faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison and no more than life in prison and a $1.5 million fine.


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