Police Raid Putnam County Home of Federal Fugitive

PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant on the home of wanted fugitive Eric Benjamin Bolton. 

They executed the search warrant on February 5th, 2018 at Bolton's Teays Valley home based off of information from the United States Marshall Service Fugitive Task Force.

Bolton is wanted by authorities for a federal parole violation related to a 1995 narcotics charge.

Bolton was not located at the residence, and the Special Enforcement Unit seized the following items: 

  • Firearm(s)
  • 15.4 pounds of Marijuana
  • 2.1 pounds of Cocaine
  • 232.5 grams of crushed Oxycodone Pills
  • 9000 Oxycodone Pills
  • $132,000.00 US Currency

Putnam County arrest warrants have been secured for three counts of Possession of Narcotics with the Intent to Deliver.

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