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June 20, 2018

Operation 'CrumBull'

Twenty suspects nabbed in Webb Road, Riverbend Road, Jennies Creek Road, and Bull Creek areas on drug charges...

Twenty Crum, Dunlow and Ft. Gay residents in a drug arrest sweep planned for months.Twenty Crum, Dunlow and Ft. Gay residents in a drug arrest sweep planned for months.

Wayne County Sheriff Rick Thompson along with police agencies from across the region -- Local, State, and Federal levels -- conducted multiple search warrants and executed numerous drug warrants in southern Wayne County in the early morning hours today.

The arrests were the result of a joint investigation by the Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West and the Wayne County Sheriff Drug Enforcement Unit. The investigation focused on the Crum area of Wayne County including Webb Road, Riverbend Road, Jennies Creek Road, and Bull Creek.

The investigation also led investigators to the Dunlow and Fort Gay area as well.

During the investigation members of the Violent Crime and Drug Task Force and Wayne County Sheriff Drug Enforcement Unit made numerous undercover controlled purchases of primarily Oxycodone and on occasion Crystal Methamphetamine, Heroin, and Marijuana.

Sheriff Thompson stated that during the search warrants and arrests of the suspects a large quantity of money and drugs were seized along with vehicles.

Sheriff Thompson would like to thank all agencies involved for their hard work and assistance during this operation and wants the community to know that we will continue to monitor all areas of Wayne County for drug trafficking and illegal activity.

Additional charges and suspects are pending following the results of the search warrants and arrests.

The West Virginia State Police, Wayne County Sheriff Department, and US Marshals assisted in the arrests of the following for active drug warrants from this investigation:

Crum Area ARRESTS

Ace McCoy - (4) Counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Monroe Maynard - (4) Counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Lannie Brown - (3) Counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

James Holman - (3) Counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Mable ‘Cricket’ Holman - (1) Count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance & (2) Counts of Conspiracy

Chris Heath - (1) Count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Claudine Dillon - (1) Count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance & (1) Count of Conspiracy

Joseph Bryan - (1) Count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance & (1) Count of Conspiracy

Kenny Prince - (3) Counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Eric Brown - (1) Count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Jesse Messer - (1) Count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, (1) Count of Conspiracy, & (1) Count of Child Neglect

Leslie Messer - (1) Count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, (1) Count of Conspiracy, & (1) Count of Child Neglect

Jerry Ratcliff - Jesse Messer - (3) Counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Larry Blackburn - (1) Count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Carol Blackburn - (1) Count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Heather Entrikin - (4) Counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Genevive Sturm - (2) Counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

James ‘Jim’ Sturm - (3) Counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Dunlow and Ft. Gay

Peggy Marcum, of Dunlow - (2) Counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Raymond ‘Ray’ Perkins, of Dunlow - (4) Counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Sonja Chafins, of Fort Gay – (1) Count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

 

Photos were not available this morning. The Lazer will add them to the story as soon as they are made available.

 

 

Comments  

+1 #6 Jason 2018-06-26 17:28
Lawrence County is doing nothing!!! We have no Sheriff over here. If we did he’d be doing the same thing as Wayne county. How many nice busts have been in the news here...NONE. It’s not just the judge. You’ve got the chief deputy running for Sheriff but he’s not doing anything to round up these druggies. They walk right into these clinics over here to get their fix and yet law enforcement doesn’t follow them, doesn’t try to do undercover buys or anything else. It’s the fault of the Sheriff for not ordering surveillance and arrests. Wait until it gets closer to November elections and see what happens and whose name is tagged for the arrests. It’s pitiful Lawrence County doesn’t round up the dealers and addicts.
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0 #5 wow 2018-06-25 12:13
Quoting Barney:
Keep it up Mr. Thompson!

I'm glad to see he is arresting some, but he still hasn't arrested any of his family members who gets a free pass on everything.
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+2 #4 Seado 2018-06-24 14:55
Louisa is horrible and its the same people over an over again.
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+9 #3 NightCourt 2018-06-21 21:32
It's good that someone is getting things done over there. Here across the bridge in Lawrence county it's the exact opposite. We can't really blame law enforcement because they have rounded up a significant number of people on drug charges. (Mainly meth) The problem over here is the court system with judge Preston at the helm. This judge continuously allows charges to be amended regardless of repeat offenders, and those convicted almost never receive jail time but get diversion or probation instead. PFOs are always dropped, and the same offenders are back on the Lazer usually within a month or even less in some cases. To show that I'm not exaggerating all you have to do is go to the Lazer courthouse news archives and see for yourself. Drugs are destroying our community and nobody is held accountable and law enforcement's hands are tied because those they arrest and charge are slapped on the wrist and put back on the street to continue the cycle. It's the most frustrating thing that we, the citizens have to put up with. God only knows how/why this is allowed to go on under the watchful eye of state government, but it does.
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+2 #2 Ellen Blankenship 2018-06-21 13:20
come to delbarton we got plenty of them here
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+4 #1 Barney 2018-06-20 22:19
Keep it up Mr. Thompson!
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