Another arrest made in Upshur drug sweep

Another arrest made in Upshur drug sweep

There are 13 comments on the The Inter-Mountain story from Jun 18, 2013, titled Another arrest made in Upshur drug sweep. In it, The Inter-Mountain reports that:

A sixth person has been arrested on a drug-related charge as part of a countywide round-up by local law enforcement that began Friday morning.

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“.May the odds be ever with you”

Since: Jul 12

United States

#1 Jun 18, 2013
I wouldn't exactly call 6 people a countywide round-up. Especially since that many will be back in business by the end of the day. It amazes me though that each story I see in the paper the Sheriff says "with the help of the people of the County" He is the one with he investigators. Most lawabiding people of the County do not know these people.
really

Buckhannon, WV

#2 Jun 18, 2013
You must live a sheltered life. Drugs are everywhere in this county. Yes I do believe that it's going to take the help of the people in the community. The police departments only have so many officers and they can't possibly be everywhere so that's why we the people have to report suspicious activity. If we all work together for good then there will be more results and less drugs and dealers out on our streets. So you believe only people that are doing and selling drugs are aware of these situations? Get real. Law abiding citizens are very aware and want it stopped. You don't have to know them personally to know that something illegal is going on. Maybe this was just an opportunity for you to degrade our sheriff and our law enforcement officers. My hats off to our sheriff for all the drug busts he has done in the last 6 months as well as other departments. If you don't want to help with the situation don't degrade the people that do want to help.
sneezy

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Jun 18, 2013
really wrote:
You must live a sheltered life. Drugs are everywhere in this county. Yes I do believe that it's going to take the help of the people in the community. The police departments only have so many officers and they can't possibly be everywhere so that's why we the people have to report suspicious activity. If we all work together for good then there will be more results and less drugs and dealers out on our streets. So you believe only people that are doing and selling drugs are aware of these situations? Get real. Law abiding citizens are very aware and want it stopped. You don't have to know them personally to know that something illegal is going on. Maybe this was just an opportunity for you to degrade our sheriff and our law enforcement officers. My hats off to our sheriff for all the drug busts he has done in the last 6 months as well as other departments. If you don't want to help with the situation don't degrade the people that do want to help.
Very well said!
shame

Richlands, VA

#4 Jun 18, 2013
Its just a shame that the last guy has a 75,000 bond for buying sudafed. Pedophiles get lower bonds than that. Great job! Also, why not bust the labs that are all around, or the people that get arrested and are out dealing within a week. Oh yeah, they're snitching. Its sad that they get away with stuff, just because they turn someone in for a lesser crime than they're committing.
Just curious

Lyndhurst, VA

#5 Jun 18, 2013
VERY well said "Really"!!! As citizens, we have a duty to report suspicious activity to the authorities, and they have an anonymous tip line in the newspaper you can call if you're scared to provide your name. Just give them the info. if you know anything - let them check it out.

Katniss - you are living in a dream world if you think law abiding citizens are "unaware" of what's going on in our community. Does everyone know these people - of course not, but there are many who do, and that's how some of these druggies have been arrested, with tips from folks that care about our community and young people growing up with this crap in the schools.

If you don't want to help, just stick your head in the sand like many do, but don't bitch about the situation. Complacency is part of the problem. Everyone thinks it's someone else's job to do this or that. I applaud the Sheriff and all law enforcement agencies here and in neighboring counties for working hard to get these criminals off the streets.

“.May the odds be ever with you”

Since: Jul 12

United States

#6 Jun 18, 2013
I don't believe law abiding citizens are "unaware" I just don't believe it should be dependant on the citizens to do the complete job. Have you ever tried to report something suspicious? Did you get anywhere? I just feel that with 6 arrested it was with the State Police, The Buckhannon Police and the Sheriff Department. I have nothing against the Sheriff. I don't even know him. There was a time years ago that if a person needed something or knew something he or she could report it and something definitely would be done. The drugs in Upshur County are worse and I don't see them getting any better.
really

Buckhannon, WV

#7 Jun 18, 2013
Unfortunately this isn't years ago. I wish so many times that it was like years ago but it isn't. Things are far worse now with crime, drugs, and everything else. I think if we have a more positive attitude and work with our law enforcement that things could get better. will it ever totally all go away? Probably not because there is always going to be those out there breaking the law and hoping to get away with it. We have a sheriff that is putting the word out there asking for the community to help. Not to do the complete job because we are not qualified to do the complete job. That's why we have to work together. If we don't try to make it better one thing is for certain, it never will be.

“.May the odds be ever with you”

Since: Jul 12

United States

#8 Jun 18, 2013
I watch the news each evening and over the past months you here about Sheriff Gissy of Lewis county and the drug arrests. He doesn't have the number of deputies that we have and you don't hear him asking for help when he does drug busts. The only thing I am saying is that it is a habit that every time our Sheriff is asked about anything he ends up asking for help. I agree, community should help but we also should not be looked upon as a county that is asked each time for help from the sheriff. I want to feel that he is doing his job that he was elected too. So far I have been disappointed. But isn't that my right?
Just curious

Lyndhurst, VA

#9 Jun 18, 2013
Well Katniss - like I said, just stick your head in the sand like so many others do, but don't complain at the same time. All he asks for is "IF PEOPLE SEE SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS TO PLEASE REPORT IT" - he's not asked anyone to go out and bust a druggie, conduct surveillance, or anything else -just be vigilante. Why the big deal about that? Wouldn't you want other students or parents to be vigilant about what's going on in the schools and report things that seem wrong rather than expecting the principal to know and do everything? Works the same way.
really

Buckhannon, WV

#10 Jun 18, 2013
I'm not sure if sheriff Gissy is asking the community to help or not. I don't read the Weston newspaper but I'm sure he would appreciate any and all help from the community there to help in this battle against drugs. I feel that Sheriff Gissy is as determined as our Sheriff Coffman when it comes to getting this drug problem wiped out. I'm very happy and pleased with the arrest and busts that the sheriffs dept. has made since Sheriff Coffman was elected. He has hit the ground running from day one and every time I hear about a bust or an arrest, I'm happy because it's another step forward. It's not a habit that he asks the community to help, he is just trying to make the people aware of what they are doing and encouraging anybody that sees or know anything to let them know. That's good public relations. I'm sure that he won't be upset if you don't feel compelled to be a part of the solution. There are plenty that are willing to do there part in this combat against drugs.

“.May the odds be ever with you”

Since: Jul 12

United States

#11 Jun 18, 2013
Isn't it nice that we live in a County where so many people are really satisfied with our law enforcement? Isn't it also nice that a topic on here is give and take and no one has resort to name calling. I'm glad everyone is happy with our County. I don't give up my opinion, I just give up discussing it. But thank you all for an entertaining day.
WatchTheNews

Charleston, WV

#12 Jun 19, 2013
I have to agree with Katniss that Sheriff Coffman has not impressed me as of yet got a few druggies off the street but Sheriff Gissy in Lewis County is doing a great job would love to have him as a sheriff he apparantly has some really good men working for him and gets the job done. But as for Upshur County I don't really see anything that they have done that is that impressive hopefully as time goes on they will get better. It is sad to me because he has deputys that have been there for years but they only draw a paycheck they don't really want to do to much of a thing called work. Wish him luck in the future though would love to see changes made to make the community better.
citizen

Elkins, WV

#14 Jun 19, 2013
I was impressed that Sheriff Coffman asked for the general public to report Suspicious Behavior to his Office. That's what he should do. That makes me feel safer to know that his door is open to listen and check out what the people he protects have concerning them. The officers can't be everywhere and see everything.

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