The Wyoming County sheriffs department is working to get drugs off the streets. An early morning round up lands 37 in trouble with the law. 59News reporter Lauren Hensley was there as the arrests were being made.
It was a rude awakening for 37 people and their families in Wyoming County.
"They come to my house to pick her up and she was working. She's got a baby and stuff and she's never been in trouble,"Joe Fuston, daughter arrested said.
Fuston's daughter Lisa Fuston was arrested in an early morning drug round up. He said she is just being charged with conspiracy, for allegedly being around drugs, not selling them.But regardless the role Lisa alleged played, law enforcement officials said any involvement with illegal drugs will not be tolerated.
"All these arrests that are occurring it just goes to show that here in Wyoming County if you sell drugs you are going to jail," Mike Cochrane, Wyoming County Prosecuting Attorney said.
59News tagged along with Sheriff's Deputies as they went to make an arrest. Deputies pulled into the driveway of a home and knocked on the door. After a few tense moments a male emerged from the home in handcuffs-- a smooth operation..
"As we arrest them we bring them here for an arraignment. they are taken over to the magistrate then they are taken over to the SRJ if they don't post bail,"Sheriff Randall Aliff said.
This round up began at 6 in the morning Friday and officials expect it to last until all the suspects are arrested.
Here is a list of all those arrested as of 10/11/2013, 4:00 pm.
WYOMING COUNTY DRUG ROUNDUP ARRESTS - 10/11/2013
ARRESTEE D.O.B. LOCATION CHARGES
1. Ronald "Bo" Hargis 6/25/1943 Indian Creek D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 5 counts / Conspiracy 3 counts
2. Roger Helmandollar 9/24/1954 Indian Creek D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 3 counts / Conspiracy 1 count
3. Willie Dean Kenneda 12/2/1961 Long Branch D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 2 counts
4. Kelly Conn 1/19/1977 Long Branch D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 1 count
5. Mike Brooks 4/13/1981 Long Branch D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 1 count
6. Mike Kennedy 6/22/1980 Long Branch D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 1 count
7. Melba "Fuzz" Toler 3/16/1965 Long Branch D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 1 count / Petit Larceny 1 count
8. T.J. Toler 7/24/1986 Long Branch D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 1 count
9. Hank Toler 7/2/1976 Coal Mountain D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 1 count
10. Stanley Blankenship 7/5/1979 Long Branch D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 1 count
11. Robert "JoJo" Graham 10/4/1970 Oceana D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 1 count / D.O.C.S.- Hydrocodone 3 counts
12. Channing Lambert 5/3/1990 Oceana D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 1 count
13. Chris Muncy 2/25/1978 Oceana / Welch D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 2 counts / Conspiracy 1 count
14. Miranda Toler 8/29/1981 Oceana / Lynco D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 1 count / Conspiracy 2 counts
15. Joe Tolliver 12/25/1973 East Pineville D.O.C.S.- Hydrocodone 2 counts
16. Jason Aliff 4/22/1982 Pineville D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 1 count / Conspiracy 1 count
17. Jonathan Mark Cook 5/4/1988 Pineville D.O.C.S.- Marijuana 2 counts
18. Tom Griggs 7/7/1951 Pineville D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 2 counts / Conspiracy 2 counts
19. Chris Riling 5/8/1984 Pineville Conspiracy 2 counts
20. Deon Toler 7/14/1984 Pineville D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 3 counts
21. Stacy Evans 3/29/1954 Pineville D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 4 counts
22. Terry Phillips 10/4/1962 Pineville D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 3 counts
23. Lisa Fuston 10/4/1987 Pineville Conspiracy 1 count
24. Frank "Snuffy" Griggs 6/16/1983 Pineville D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 1 count
25. Tina Epperhart 11/15/1970 Indian Creek D.O.C.S.- Oxycodone 7 counts / Conspiracy 3 counts
26. Charles "Frank" Lyons 6/24/1958 Rockview Conspiracy 2 counts
27. Johnny Lawson 6/28/1957 Rockview D.O.C.S.- Heroin 3 counts / Conspiracy 1 count
28. Christine Lawson 4/9/1983 Rockview Conspiracy 2 counts
29. Barbara Reed 11/28/1968 Turkey Creek D.O.C.S.- Oxymorphone 2 counts