LOUISA TRIO CAUGHT IN MAJOR DRUG BUST BY KENOVA, WEST VIRGINIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
TWO OF DRUG SUSPECTS WERE ALREADY ‘ON THE RADAR’ OF SEVERAL POLICE AGENCIES IN THE LOCAL REGION
MAJOR CONTRABAND: ILLEGAL STREET NARCOTIC DRUG STASH SEIZED BY THE KENOVA, W.VA. POLICE DEPARTMENT DURING TRAFFIC STOP SATURDAY NIGHT THAT LED TO ARRESTS OF THREE SUSPECTS FROM LOUISA.
L to R – KELLEY NICOLE ATKINS, WINFRED SIMMIE SCOTT, & BRENDA JOYCE SHANNON; ALL THREE ARRESTED BY POLICE ON DRUG CHARGES SATURDAY NIGHT IN KENOVA, WEST VIRGINIA.
Three people from Louisa are in jail after law enforcement in northern Wayne County, West Virginia, discovered drug activity during a traffic stop.
According to a press release from the Kenova, West Virginia Police Department, their officers initially stopped a vehicle with three people inside on Saturday night, September 26, at 11:00 p.m. for a traffic stop.
Kenova Police Department officers identified the driver as Winfred Simmie Scott, 30, and the two passengers as Brenda Joyce Shannon, 39, and Kelley Nicole Atkins, 28. All three are from Louisa, Kentucky.
Kenova police officers discovered that two of the riders had already been under investigation by several law enforcement agencies in the region over the past few months.
After going over various police intelligence reports regarding the three Louisa riders’ drug trafficking activities, officers arrested and charged the driver and two passengers.
Brenda Joyce Shannon was charged with possession of heroin. Shannon’s bail bond was set at $3,000.
Kelley Nicole Atkins was charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Atkins bail bond was set at $15,000
Winfred Simmie Scott was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver heroin, and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. Scott’s bond was set at $48,000 surety/cash.
Police transported all three Louisa suspects to the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville, in Cabell County, W.Va. and they were booked at 1:10 A.M. pending their arraignment by a Wayne County Magistrate.