West Virginia drug supply cut off after 11 charged in drug case

Police searching for two suspects after $89,070 of drugs seized in Beckley

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – On January 17, 2023, the Beckley Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit seized nearly $90,000 in drugs and guns after a pair of arrests.

Two suspects are still on the loose.

Assisted by Special Response Teams from both the WV State Police and the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, the Beckley Raleigh-County Drug and Violent Crime Unit made three search warrants at Willbrian Apartments located at 510 Ewart Avenue in Beckley and a search warrant at a home in the 6000 Block of Robert C. Byrd Drive in Bradley.

Northern West Virginia U.S. Attorney Ihlenfeld: Federal fentanyl, cocaine indictments returned

WHEELING, W.Va. (WV News) — A federal grand jury has returned indictments against alleged large-scale dealers of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine operating in Ohio County, according to U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld.

Solomon Watters, 26, of Cleveland, was indicted for conspiring to distribute over 1.2 kilograms of fentanyl in Ohio County and elsewhere, according to Ihlenfeld.

Investigators seized $212,000 in cash from Watters and his co-conspirator, Chelsea Banks, 26, of Wheeling, along with three guns, Ihlenfeld said.

Eleven indicted, multistate drug operation disrupted

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Eleven people, mostly from the Detroit, Michigan area are facing federal indictments alleging they transported large quantities of cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine into the Morgantown area.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Bernard said at a Wednesday news conference that nine of the suspects are in custody, two Michigan residents remain at-large.

Monongalia County man sentenced for drug charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Antonio Buzzo, of Maidsville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 10 months of incarceration for a drug charge, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Buzzo, 28, pleaded guilty in May 2021 to one count of “Distribution of Fentanyl.” Buzzo admitted to selling fentanyl in January 2020 in Monongalia County.

Federal jury convicts Georgia man of helping dispose dismembered West Virginia overdose victim in Atlanta-area landfill

Georgia Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

Operation Second Wave Update: Columbus Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Conspiracy

South Charleston Man, Eric Wiseman Sentenced for Federal Drug Crime

Charleston, W.V - United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that Eric Wiseman, 40, of South Charleston, was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for attempting to possess with intent to distribute marijuana.

“This was a lot of marijuana,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “Marijuana remains illegal under federal law.”

26 charged in a drug conspiracy involving heroin, fentanyl, “crack” cocaine, and meth in Wheeling

WHEELING, WVa. – Residents of multiple states were arrested today after being charged in a 50-count indictment involving a drug conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced today in a press release.

The indictment charges 26 people in a drug distribution operation that sold cocaine base, also known as “crack,” heroin, methamphetamine, including “ice,” and fentanyl in Ohio County and elsewhere from February 2019 to August 2020.