CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The former chief magistrate of Mingo County, who was out on bond while awaiting sentencing on a federal charge, was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly trying to sell cocaine in the county.
Dallas Lee Toler, 45, was arrested Tuesday morning by federal marshals, according to information on the state Regional Jail Authority's website. He was in South Central Regional Jail in Charleston.
Toler pleaded guilty in December to one court of voter registration fraud. He admitted that he submitted a voter registration application in April 2012 in the name of a convicted felon, who was on probation at the time.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston is scheduled to sentence Toler on March 10.
According to a motion federal prosecutors filed asking a judge to revoke Toler's bond, "a separate investigation from the underlying prosecution revealed that the defendant has been involved in the distribution of cocaine."
Johnston scheduled a bond revocation hearing for Thursday.
Toler's vehicle was stopped by Williamson police on Dec. 31, according to the motion. Toler wasn't in the vehicle, but one of the people who was allegedly told police that he had been buying and selling cocaine and sharing the profits with Toler.