Two individuals in the Ansted area have been arrested in connection with drug trafficking offenses, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.
James Dale Pack, 36, of Ansted, and Marion Richard Cheney, 29, of Palm Bay, Fla., were arrested during an execution of a search warrant late last month. Officers seized a small quantity of prescription Roxycodone 30-mg pills and more than $3,000 in cash.
Pack was charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Cheney was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and transportation of controlled substances into West Virginia.
According to the criminal complaints filed in Fayette County Magistrate Court, Pack has allegedly sold “numerous amounts of pills on numerous occasions” and Cheney has allegedly brought these pills to Pack on multiple occasions.
Both men were remanded to Southern Regional Jail pending their arraignment. Bond status is unknown at this time.
“We are continuing in our efforts to fight the ever-growing problem of prescription pill addiction and drug trafficking in Fayette County,” Sheriff Steve Kessler said. “Grant funding made available to us through the State of West Virginia has aided in these efforts, but our biggest asset to these investigations is the information that we receive from the public. This information greatly aids us in targeting drug dealers in our communities. If you’ve got a drug problem in your neighborhood, don’t just complain about it to your friends and neighbors, share the information with us so that we can open an investigation and help solve this growing problem.”
This incident remains under investigation by the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force. Anyone with information concerning drug trafficking offenses in Fayette County is urged to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-4305 or CrimeStoppers at 304-255-7867, or submit a tip through the Crime Tips section at www.fayettesheriffwv.net.
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