Fairmont man faces drug charges

FAIRMONT – A 43-year-old Fairmont man faces third- and fifth-degree drug charges after methamphetamine was found in his home, which is located in a school/park zone.

According to information from the Fairmont Police Department:

On Aug. 14, a search warrant was issued on the residence of Carl Anthony Wade for an unrelated drug case.

When the search warrant was executed, a marijuana pipe was located on the kitchen table, along with a baggie with a crystal-like residue that was recognized and later confirmed to be meth.

In the bedroom, police found three pipes with meth residue, and more baggies that also had meth residue.

The residence is shared with Wade’s sons, one of whom is a minor. The residence is located next to a city park.

During an interview with police, Wade admitted the meth that was found was his. Upon being booked into jail, Wade tested positive for meth use.

The third-degree drug charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, while the fifth-degree drug charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Wade also is charged with storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child.