Slideshow: 29 Arrested, 8 Wanted in Major Drug Investigation

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The Central West Virginia Drug Task Force has obtained warrants for 40 individuals resulting from drug investigations in Fayette County.

According to Sheriff Mike Fridley and Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah, after several weeks of narcotics investigations, felony arrest warrants have been issued for 40 individuals as a result of controlled drug purchases by the CWVDTF.

Since the issuance of these warrants last week, the following individuals have been arrested:

1: Doug Jeffries (37 of Fayetteville) 1 felony count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

2: Rick Lambert (47 of Fayetteville) 1 felony count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, 1 felony count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony

3: Eric Coleman (20 of Scarbro) 4 felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

4: Roger Ingram (39 of Fayetteville) 1 felony count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

5: Shane Young (32 of Oak Hill) 1 felony count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

6: Melissa Figueroa (30 of Oak Hill) 2 felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony

7: Christine Figueroa (29 of Oak Hill) 1 felony count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, 1 felony count of Gross Child Neglect Creating Risk of Serious Injury

8: Joyce Richartz (24 of Danese) 3 felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

9: Darrell Naylor (34 of Scarbro) 2 felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

10: Steven Haggerty (32 of Oak Hill) 2 felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

11: Mariah Prunest (23 of Oak Hill) 2 felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

12: Lawson Shaffer (42 of Oak Hill) 4 felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

13: Eric Persinger (21 of Oak Hill) 1 felony count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

14: Jessica Pack (aka Jessica Dilley) 1 felony count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

15: Jamie Neff (37 of Edmond) 1 felony count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony

16: Kelli Chandler (22 of Hico) 2 felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

17: Jennifer Petitt (22 of Winona) 4 felony counts Delivery of a Controlled Substance

18: Jackie Simms (36 of Winona) 2 felony counts of Delivery of Controlled Substance

19: Donna Smith (46 of Victor) 1 felony count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony

20: Angel Orndorff (39 of Ansted) 2 felony counts of Delivery a Controlled Substance

21: Jessie Springstead (35 of Ansted) 2 felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

22: Kelli Kenney (34 of Hico) 2 felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

23: Damien Smith (42 of Kimberly) 1 felony count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

24: James Jones Jr (38 of Montgomery) 1 felony count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

25: Brandlyn Davila (39 of Smithers) 3 felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

26: Michael Brellahan (24 of Oak Hill) 2 felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

27: Timothy McArthur (27 of Winona) being held in a Virginia Correctional Center. Will be extradited following his release.

28. Tanya Maynus (44 of Oak Hill)

29. Nicholas Powers (37 of Oak Hill)

The majority of these individuals were arrested today during a multi-agency drug round-up operation. All arrests were made without incident.

Among those remaining at large include:

  • James F. Cosby Jr (51 of Scarbro)
  • Ashley Mullins (29 of Oak Hill)
  • Lacy Flint (44 of Oak Hill)
  • Tyler Brown (34 of Mount Hope)
  • Donald Maynus (40 of Oak Hill)
  • Lenora Massey (30 of Mount Carbon)
  • James Chapman (39 of Mount Carbon)
  • Christian Golden (24 of Winona)

“The work of the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force continues to be proactive and effective,” said Sheriff Fridley. “This is merely the start of things to come; your law enforcement officers in this area are going to continue to battle this monstrous epidemic”.

Anyone having any information concerning the whereabouts of remaining subjects is urged to contact the Fayette County 911 Center at (304) 574-3590 or Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at (304) 255-7867.

This incident remains under investigation by the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force.

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