Putnam Sheriff: WV Wild Owner Faces Drug Charges

Winfield, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Putnam County Sheriff says the co-owner of the West Virginia Wild basketball team faces charges after an officer found marijuana in his car.

Daniel Hicks was arraigned late Tuesday afternoon in Putnam County.

According to the criminal complaint, Hicks was pulled over for a traffic violation and a drug dog smelled drugs in his car. The complaint states Hicks allowed the deputy to search his car.

Deputies say during the search they found two pounds of marijuana.

Hicks was charged with possession with the intent to deliver. His bond was set at $30,000.

The West Virginia Wild is part of the New International Basketball League. The team was created in 2004.


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