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Church Van Charges Dropped

GREENVILLE Charges have been dropped in connection with a church van which transported drugs through Hunt County two years ago.

Two charges filed against an Oklahoma woman after she allegedly borrowed a church van to transport cocaine and marijuana through Hunt County during the summer of 2010 have been dismissed. 

Leslie Nicole Skales of Idabel, Oklahoma was indicted on one count each of possession of a controlled substance, namely cocaine, in the amount of between 4 and 200 grams, and possession of between 5 and 50 pounds of marijuana. 

The Hunt County District Attorney’s office filed a motion Wednesday to dismiss both counts, claiming Skales had agreed to cooperate in the prosecution against an as-of-yet unnamed co-actor, adding that the indictments may be re-filed in the future. 

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks reported drug interdiction officer Harry Washington made a traffic stop on Interstate 30 at the 101 Exit on July 21, 2010. A total of 16 pounds of marijuana, 7 grams of cocaine, and a firearm were recovered during the stop. Meeks says Skales was driving a van which had been borrowed from a church in Wichita Falls.