Charleston Mayor Releases Statement About Son's Drug Arrest

There are 19 comments on the Mar 7, 2013, WCHS-TV Charleston story titled Charleston Mayor Releases Statement About Son's Drug Arrest. In it, WCHS-TV Charleston reports that:

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Charleston Mayor Danny Jones released a statement Thursday about his 23-year-old son's arrest on a drug charge, saying he is relieved because incarceration may save his son's life.

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qi

Nitro, WV

#1 Mar 7, 2013
Takes a strong man & love for a father to turn his son over & asked to have his bond raised. Got to hand to Mayor Jones!!
creeker

Charleston, WV

#2 Mar 7, 2013
true, but remember this kid got pulled over up Cammpbells Creek several years ago and evidently drugs were found then - maybe he should have been put a way someplace then -??
creeker

Charleston, WV

#3 Mar 7, 2013
And btw WORD is that Danny's son's stepfather is a dealer - does he know that?
creeker 2

Charleston, WV

#4 Mar 7, 2013
and also the boy's mother has been known to take a lot of drugs - so many this kid didn't have any role models even though the mayor was his father. And the mayor always had businesses and good jobs and no BLIGHT on his record - maybe he was with the mother too much.
Creeker Three

Wharton, WV

#5 Mar 7, 2013
This is just tip of the Iceburg ...The Mayor is getting a cut from illegal drug activity. Maybe his sin will Rat him out? I doubt it because the Mayor will make this all disapear. I bet the cop who made arrest will be Terminated.
Creeker Three

Wharton, WV

#6 Mar 7, 2013
creeker wrote:
And btw WORD is that Danny's son's stepfather is a dealer - does he know that?
of course he knows..Danny Jones is a modern day godfather...I hope the News keeps investigating.
truth

Charleston, WV

#7 Mar 7, 2013
Danny knows all about his ex and his sons dealings Danny hasnt been in his sons life even when he was young Danny had nothin to do with him....or the mother....Zach and his gf amber are nothin but druggies....the mother is the same....the only reason Danny is getting pulled into this is because he is his father....he could really care less....I know Zach well and the people he keeps around are druggies an thieves...and Danny did try to get his son off the drugs the last time he was arrested for heroin he sent him away outta state to rehab...but since the recent events we all know rehab didnt work. You cant help someone that doesnt want it an I praise Danny for washing his hands of him
Youve got it wrong

United States

#8 Mar 7, 2013
Danny didnt "wash his hands of him". He is simply using tough love to try to help his son. He said that he was relieved that Zac was arrested because this might save his life. He also said - and I quote I know there are a few parents that will read this and relate to the heartbreak I feel. I plead with those in the law enforcement, judicial, and jail and prison system to treat my son no better or worse than any other defendant. My son does not need anyone to save him from taking this life saving fall. That is not a father washing his hands of his son, that is a father who is hoping and praying that his son going to jail/prison and not getting bailed out, just might be finding his "rock bottom" and his being sober in a jail or prison cell will make him stop and think and come to terms and hopefully make some decisions and find the strength that enable him to stay sober when he is eventually released. Good Luck to Zac and his family.
qi

Nitro, WV

#9 Mar 7, 2013
creeker wrote:
true, but remember this kid got pulled over up Cammpbells Creek several years ago and evidently drugs were found then - maybe he should have been put a way someplace then -??
Hind sight is 20/20 BUT now they know. Hope for this kids sake they keep him there for a long while!
Politics

Charleston, WV

#10 Mar 7, 2013
Jones is playing politics. What else do you expect him to do? If he comes out and pleas for his son he'll look bad. Vote this POS out of office Charleston.
fiat

Nitro, WV

#11 Mar 7, 2013
Dollar Danny
creeker

Charleston, WV

#12 Mar 7, 2013
I don't personally know Danny or his son. I do know Zack's mother, her new hubby and one of his grandparents though.

As far as I heard, he did always pay child support for him, so he did take that responsibility and he's always admitted to having an older son that didn't live with him.

I have never heard of Danny Jones taking bribes, or being a criminal. I know he is not well liked due to the Charleston WORK TAX - but geesh - that's not related to this topic at all.
truth

Charleston, WV

#13 Mar 7, 2013
I agree with you politics Danny says what the people want him to say an they way I see it "tough love" is washing ya hands of someone...
DAN

AOL

#14 Mar 7, 2013
creeker wrote:
I don't personally know Danny or his son. I do know Zack's mother, her new hubby and one of his grandparents though.
As far as I heard, he did always pay child support for him, so he did take that responsibility and he's always admitted to having an older son that didn't live with him.
I have never heard of Danny Jones taking bribes, or being a criminal. I know he is not well liked due to the Charleston WORK TAX - but geesh - that's not related to this topic at all.
People have short memories - remember when Danny was mixed up in drugs with former Mayor Mike Roark? I was told his mother paid big bucks to get him o ut of that mess. I understand what he is now trying to do. The kid has made him look bad and he is doing the best he knows how to get back into the good graces of the people of charleston. Stricter discipline should have been used when the kid was much younger and yes, Danny did have the kid with him when he was young. Kid went to school in south Hills.
Really Though

Charleston, WV

#15 Mar 8, 2013
Yes I think there's some real interesting info on Jones but it goes back to the 80's. This was quite the party town. The mayor then was a crack head at the time....that says alot.
It is everywhere

Charleston, WV

#16 Mar 8, 2013
What family has not been affected by drugs? I know mine has. I have a nephew who went through over 350,000.00 in one year. Smoking crack, snorting cocaine, meth, pills and alchol. That's THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. He stole over a thousand dollars a day from his father and his dad never knew.

He eventually got arrested went to jail and is back out doing the same thing minus the money.

Every family has a loved one mixed up with drugs.

Every family!
I agree

United States

#17 Mar 8, 2013
absolutely - every family does have a loved one mixed up with drugs - it is a sad, stressful, frustrating situation, watching them go through it and knowing that only they can fight the addiction, you cannot do it for them - as far as people bringing up Danny's past, if you read the report on nbc.com Danny says he has been sober for 19 years, therefor admitting he had problems of his own in the past, he also indicates that Zac has been detoxed half a dozen times and Danny has paid to put him through rehab twice - for all of you "know it alls" out there - it is not easy - addiction is absolutely horrible and so many families are dealing with it - these people need help and support - never give up on them
qi

Nitro, WV

#18 Mar 8, 2013
I agree wrote:
absolutely - every family does have a loved one mixed up with drugs - it is a sad, stressful, frustrating situation, watching them go through it and knowing that only they can fight the addiction, you cannot do it for them - as far as people bringing up Danny's past, if you read the report on nbc.com Danny says he has been sober for 19 years, therefor admitting he had problems of his own in the past, he also indicates that Zac has been detoxed half a dozen times and Danny has paid to put him through rehab twice - for all of you "know it alls" out there - it is not easy - addiction is absolutely horrible and so many families are dealing with it - these people need help and support - never give up on them
Well said!
sissy

AOL

#19 Apr 1, 2013
creeker wrote:
I don't personally know Danny or his son. I do know Zack's mother, her new hubby and one of his grandparents though.
As far as I heard, he did always pay child support for him, so he did take that responsibility and he's always admitted to having an older son that didn't live with him.
I have never heard of Danny Jones taking bribes, or being a criminal. I know he is not well liked due to the Charleston WORK TAX - but geesh - that's not related to this topic at all.
YOU never heard of Danny being a criminal? Ask some of your older friends, or people with a better memory than you. He was mixed up in drugs a few years ago himself and cried like a baby for the Feds not to send him to prison. His mothers money has got him out of lots of stuff, plus his lil buddy George Jarrett, who was a Sheriff's Deputy and then Charleston Police Officer. Yes sir, Danny has been in the drug scene for many many years.

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