An Old Fort probationer was charged after a warrantless search in his home uncovered a small amount of heroin, authorities said Monday.

Deputy David Jones of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Christopher Blake Effler, 32, address listed as Lackeytown Road in Old Fort, with possession of heroin.

On Tuesday, July 2, Jones assisted state probation and parole officers with a search of Effler’s house. Effler is on probation, which subjects him to warrantless searches.

Authorities located .25 gram of heroin.

Effler’s bond was set at $10,000.

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