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December 5, 2017

Wayne Co. Sheriff catches heroin dealers 'red handed'

PRICHARD, W.Va. -- Wayne Co. Sheriff Rick Thompson announced today that the Wayne County Sheriff Drug Enforcement Unit arrested 2 men from Kentucky after they met with the buyer in the Prichard area.

CAUGHT RED HANDED: Charles "Chuck" Marcum, left, and Joshua Andrews were caught handing over the drugs by Wayne Co. Sheriff Rick Thompson and his drug fighting unite Sunday night at Prichard, W.Va.CAUGHT RED HANDED: Charles "Chuck" Marcum, left, and Joshua Andrews were caught handing over the drugs by Wayne Co. Sheriff Rick Thompson and his drug fighting unite Sunday night at Prichard, W.Va.


The DEU watched a hand to hand Heroin transaction and interrupted it.

Heroin and cash were seized.

Heroin bust at PrichardHeroin bust at Prichard


Charles 'Chuck' Marcum, 43, Lawrence Co., Ky.,  was charged with Delivery of a controlled substance, Possession with Intent to Deliver, and Conspiracy. Joshua Andrews, 30, also from Lawrence Co., Ky. was charged with Aiding and Abetting delivery of a controlled substance, Possession with Intent to Deliver, and Conspiracy. 

Both men were taken to the Southwestern Regional Jail and booked on December 3, 2017.

Sheriff Thompson was present with the Drug Enforcement Unit. Road patrol deputies assisted.



0 #6 good time charlie 2017-12-07 20:46
the picture is not heroin , its a meth shot from another bust
+1 #5 Viewer’s choice 2017-12-07 06:30
Why call Chuck a piece of crap?
This is someone’s son and he has family that will view these
comments. Which I am sure they are heartbroken. Regardless of his situation, addiction is an illness and horrible disease. So why kick a man down father. One should be offering prayers in hopes that one day he over comes this illness. To his family he’s still a love one.
Have you no shame? You should be offering prayers .
This has be be devastating to them. It’s a sad situation!

Sending prayers to his family and to chuck !!
+3 #4 Wise Old Man 2017-12-07 03:45
This comment is primarily in response to comment #1 but good food for thought to anyone whom reads these comments concerning Chuck Marcum. Chuck is not a piece of anything. I have known Chuck all of his life as well as his sisters, his mom and his Dad. Chuck is an addict. Addiction is a sickness. Chuck is also someone's son, brother, father etc. Can you imagine the pain that you have inflicted on his family by calling him names? Of course you don't really care because you can hide behind your keyboard and never have to face Chuck or any of his family. Now you have this old man wondering what your addiction is. Is; it Mtn. Dew, Food, sex, cigarettes, alcohol or even drugs? You are addicted to something. Think about that then call yourself what you called Chuck. You may not have transported or sold drugs and I suppose it is possible that you are not a thief but I can tell you that you are not a person who respects others and don't mind hurting their feelings. Chuck is loved, just like I hope you are.
+4 #3 Michelle Marcum 2017-12-06 23:51
I believe the picture of the cooler and stuff was a separate bust. I saw it in a post before Chuck was arrested. Chuck is my brother and I hope this has or will teach him a powerful lesson.
+1 #2 Wise Old Man 2017-12-06 01:53
I hope the Sheriff of Wayne County continues to catch those whom peddle drugs. It doesn't appear that Lawrence County is doing all that great. Both of the men live in Louisa, why were they not arrested over there?
+5 #1 ananomous 2017-12-05 20:15
Thats what u get Chuck Marcum u piece of {censored} u deserve everything u get.

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