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Ridgeway man charged after cocaine found in car with child inside

Robert E. Hailey

FRANKLIN COUNTY – A 38-year-old Ridgeway man was charged after he was found with cocaine in a car.

Franklin County deputies were conducting a drug investigation Thursday in the 2800 block of Virgil H. Goode Highway when they came in contact with Robert E. Hailey.

Hailey was a passenger in a vehicle along with a child. 

According to the sheriff's office, he was in possession of approximately 7 grams of cocaine.

Robert Hailey was charged with possession with intent to distribute schedule I or II controlled substance (cocaine) and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the sheriff's office said.

Hailey was arrested and later released on the same day on a $1,000 unsecured bond.

The case remains under investigation and additional charges may be pending.

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