Police, task force arrest 17, are still seeking 4 in drug bust
Seventeen people were arrested Friday on drug-related charges and officials were still searching for another four as part of an operation by the McDowell County Sheriff's Department and the Southern Regional ...
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#1 Apr 25, 2008
i wonder who the drug bust were.....
Since: Dec 07
#2 Apr 25, 2008
Police, task force arrest 17, are still seeking 4 in drug bust
By CHARLES OWENS
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
WELCH — Seventeen people were arrested Friday on drug-related charges and officials were still searching for another four as part of an operation by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Department and the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.
The 17 individuals were arrested on varied counts of delivery of controlled substances, Sheriff Danny Mitchell said.
Mitchell said the arrests were the result of an ongoing investigation by the sheriff’s department and the task force, and involved everything from oxycodone and hydrocodone to marijuana.
“Everything so far has went very well,” Mitchell said.“Everybody was arrested without incident. We are still looking for four more. Hopefully, we will have them by the end of the weekend.”
Mitchell said the majority of the arrests were made in the Panther to Iaeger area, as well as the Big Creek District and War. Mitchell said the sheriff’s department and the task force has been able to make about 190 felony drug arrests since January of last year thanks to help from the community.
“It’s not just us,” Mitchell said.“It is us and the communities working together. They are providing us with the information. Because there is no way we could do it ourselves. It takes us working together with the communities. Hopefully, we will continue to have success.”
Mitchell said all 17 individuals were arraigned with bond being set in magistrate court. Mitchell said those who didn’t make bond were placed in the county’s holding facility and then transferred to the Southwestern Regional Jail in Logan.
Mitchell said those arrested and charged Friday with the delivery of controlled substances were:
Ralph Dotson, 40, of Bull Creek
Scotty Justice, 25, of Panther
Mark Bailey, 37, of Panther
Danny Bailey, 35, of Panther
Herbert Justice, 46, of Panther
Mary Coleman, 31, of Panther
Earl Coleman, 37, of Panther
Keith Kennedy, 31, of Panther
Marty Crabtree, 34, of Panther
Michael Cline, 47, of Panther
Dewayne Payne, 27, of War
Lewis Hunley, 25, of War
Jonathan Potter, 21, of Canebreak
Brenda Shelton, 41, of War
Phebe Scott, 42, of Canebreak
Mitchell said two other individuals, Graham Akers and Adam Blankenship, age and addresses unavailable, were already incarcerated on unrelated charges.
The Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force is composed of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Department, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, the Bluefield Police Department, the Princeton Police Department and the West Virginia State Police in Welch and Princeton.,
— Contact Charles Owens at [email protected]
#3 Apr 25, 2008
One thing I gotta say about the drug bust.........."you can tell its election time"
#4 Apr 25, 2008
yeah after election's over we will be covered up in dopehead's and dealers again
#5 Apr 25, 2008
shut your pie hole and quit crying, they did a good job, and who cares if it is election time, any time is a good time to bust drug dealers, u must be a barry fan. well all i can say is that danny will defeat both dumb and dumber by at least 1100 votes.
#6 Apr 25, 2008
I totally agree!!!!!!
#7 Apr 25, 2008
they need to go tp sherly scotts and elen whites becouse thats were all the drugs are comming from
#8 Apr 25, 2008
I truely hope youre right,But I would have to say,I have been in politics,for over 60years,and This race,[sheriffs]could be a very dangerous election,three canidates running,and I feel it will be so close,that either one could win,sad but true,I feel all 3canidates have skeletons.but my opinion that clown,[seat belt pride]would be the worse sheriff that has ever been elected,in any county,and any state.This could be the most dangerous nut ever wore a badge,A man who dreamed of being a sheriff since 6th grade,dont sound all that bad,but a grown man drives to Tenn.to pray over Bufford Pussers grave,is just to much for me.Now I know this to be a fact!!!That was words from his own mouth,now I have heard a lot of rumours on both of the other two,as I said they are rumours only,Something I dont know for sure.As I said this race could be dangerous.
#9 Apr 26, 2008
Not rumours just plain facts Barry Hale & Danny Mitchell are birds of a feather Barrys house was
a meeting place for Danny & Heather and now that
it's election time their at each others throat it's just a plot,to pull votes from Mckinney who happens to be the only hope we have for change in Mcdowell Co., And yes he did visit the grave of Sheriff Bufford Pusser and if he said a prayer
there good for him most of the people in Mcdowell
Co are praying people "His Prayer was probably
for strength being that the corruption in McDowell Co makes McNairy Co at it's worst look
like Mayberry Nc., probably not half as many
murder cover ups in Mcnairy Co. Tenn. as in the good ole free state of Mcdowell Co.
Vote McKinney in 08
#10 Apr 26, 2008
Did any of those arrested have a pot to pee in or a window to throw it out of ; or were they just pill heads trying to get a dollar to by drugs from the real dealers; ask Danny about one
of his deputies,His words I thought the twins
would roll over on him but they would'nt and now
he's one of my best if this duputy is one of his
best look out world "LOL" the only hope for Danny
with a lot of people is when his Deputy joins the
twins and thats staight talk and very true.
#14 Apr 30, 2008
#15 Apr 30, 2008
DANNY MITCHELL HAS MY VOTE AS WELL AS A LOT OF OTHERS,WITH ALL HIS HARD WORK HIS RE_ELECTION IS IN THE BAG!!!!!!
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