Concordia man charged with felonies for alleged drug possession

Friday, August 11, 2017

According to a probable cause statement filed in the Lafayette County Circuit Court , a Concordia man has been charged with felonies for alleged possession of a significant amount of an illegal drug earlier this year in Lafayette County.

The statement reports that on June 19, 2017, officers from the Concordia Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of South Gordon Street in Concordia.

During the search, 44-year-old Christopher Gardner reportedly was in possession of various drug paraphernalia, and approximately 40 grams of a liquid substance that reportedly tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. The statement also says that a two-year-old child was living at the residence.

According to online court documents, Gardner has been charged with a Class C Felony for Delivery of a Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams or Less of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabis, and a Class D Felony for Endangering the Welfare of a Child Involving Drugs-First Offense. Bond was set at $25,000 cash only.

An arraignment hearing for Gardner has been set for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, at Lafayette County Circuit Court in Lexington.

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