The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

February 26, 2014

Two arrested for drugs

HILLTOP — Two men were arrested in Fayette County as part of an ongoing drug investigation, a press release from the county sheriff’s office said.

Phillip Edward Gray, 30, of Charleston, formerly of Mount Hope, was arrested with Phillip Edward “Nook” Moore, 65, of Hilltop. Each man was charged with four counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony, the release said.

Officers with the Central WV Drug Task Force, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, and West Virginia State Police executed a search warrant on a home in the MountainAir Trailer Park at Hilltop. Police found a large quantity of heroin, crack cocaine, hydrocodone pills, and marijuana, along with a small amount of cash, the release said.

Sheriff Steve Kessler says the search warrant was the result of an investigation in the Oak Hill, Glen Jean and Mount Hope area of Fayette County.

“These charges stem from an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the local area,” Kessler said in the press release. “We anticipate that additional charges may be forthcoming in the near future.”

Both men were arraigned before Magistrate Sam Parsons. Bond was set at $75,000 for each man. Moore was released on bond and Gray was remanded to Southern Regional Jail.

Sheriff Kessler says the drug investigation is still going on and anyone with information about drug trafficking in Fayette County should call Crime Stoppers at 304-255-7867 or the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office at 304-574-4216. Tips can also be given through the “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department” Facebook page.

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