FAIRMONT —A 32-year-old Gypsy man faces two counts of possession with intent to distribute after a search of a vehicle last month in Marion County, according to a criminal complaint.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department arrested Nicholas Edward Littleton of P.O. Box 157, Gypsy, on Dec. 2 for fleeing with reckless indifference and transferring or receiving stolen goods following a fleeing incident.

The incident began when a deputy was patrolling on Parkside Drive due to recent criminal activity in the area. While there, the deputy saw a black Chevrolet Silverado with lights that weren’t functional, the complaint states.

The deputy turned around, and the truck went around the deputy’s vehicle and began to speed up and drive to the bottom of Parkside Drive, according to the court papers.

The complaint states that the deputy then activated his sirens and lights to try and stop the vehicle, but the vehicle began to gain more speed and flee. At the bottom of Parkside Drive, it turned right onto Pleasant Valley Road toward the Gateway Connector and turned onto Satterfield Street, where it reached speeds of 44 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to the complaint.

The Silverado then turned onto Market Street and then onto Haymond Street, traveling across the Gateway Connector in the wrong direction, where it made a left hand turn on Dayton Street, where Littleton and another man were detained, the complaint states.

According to the court papers, a National Crime Information Center check showed the was reported as being stolen, and had a value of more than $1,000.

The, the vehicle was impounded at the Marion County Sheriff’s Department impound lot for holding until a search warrant could be obtained because of drugs in plain view inside the vehicle, according to the court papers.

The complaint states that a search warrant was obtained for the vehicle Dec. 3 and served Dec. 6. During the search, the deputy recovered nine grams of marijuana in the driver’s side door, a small scale on the middle seat and two medium-sized baggies containing other baggies believed to have been used for distributing drugs, according to the court papers.

The complaint states that Littleton had four grams of heroin, along with other drugs in small amounts, on his person. Because of the heroin in his possession and the marijuana in the vehicle as well as distribution supplies, police obtained a warrant for Littleton’s arrest.

Court records show Littleton is in North Central Regional Jail with his bail is set at $150,012.

Eric Hrin can be reached at 304-367-2549, or ehrin@timeswv.com.

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