Grafton couple charged after lengthy investigation by GPD


GRAFTON—Two individuals are facing serious charges, following an investigation by the Grafton Police Department’s Drug Task Force.

Christopher Michael Hake, 43, and Christina Marie Hake, 42, both of West Main Street, Grafton, were taken into custody by officers from the City of Grafton Police Department on Tuesday, April 9, after officers executed a search warrant at their residence.

The Hakes have been charged with felonious child neglect creating risk of injury.

Back in February, the department received a tip from Christopher Hake’s coworker, stating that he offered to sell him drugs, which launched an investigation, that so far, has spanned three months.

After months of examination, the department was able to collect evidence in the case, including trace amounts of drugs and drug paraphernalia, as well as items used in the manufacture and distribution of drugs.

During the investigation, officers also received a phone call from a family member, who reported that the Christopher and Christina Hake had used methamphetamine at their house, while their minor child was present.

According to her statement to the police, the minor had been kicked out of the house after seeing what he believed to be crystal meth on a scale in his parent’s bedroom.

Armed with their evidence, the Grafton Police Department was able to obtain a search warrant of the home, and after breaching the residence, the two were taken into custody.

During their search, officers confiscated drug paraphernalia including multiple smoking devices, scales and baggies.

Christopher and Christina Hake were transported to the Grafton Police Department for further processing, before they were taken to the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, where they are both being held on $20,000 cash or surety bond amounts.

Grafton Police Officers revealed that the investigation is still open, and officials with the department revealed that the couple could be facing additional charges.

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