44 Arrested in Mingo Drug Raid, More Expected

By: Mike Waterhouse Email
By: Mike Waterhouse Email

MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The West Virginia State Police say 44 people were arrested on drug charges in Mingo County during a two-day raid dubbed "Operation G2."

Four law enforcement agencies executed 64 sealed indictments and warrants on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Troopers say "Operation G2" was the result of a six month investigation between the WVSP and the Williamson Police Department.

"The lead investigators are to be commended for the success of 'Operation G2,'" said Sergeant Michael Baylous with the West Virginia State Police. "Their hard work and dedication has caused a significant dent in the drug trade in the greater Mingo County area.

These items were seized during the sting:
137 Alprazolam tablets
264 Oxycodone tablets
336 Hydrocodone tablets
38 MDMA (Ecstacy) tablets
125 Diazepam tablets
1.5 grams of Crack Cocaine
73.3 grams of Cocaine
1,019 Marijuana Plants
$13,208.00 in U.S. Currency
1 Geo Tracker
1 Toyota Scion
1 Toyota Rav-4

These people were arrested and charged on felony drug charges from the Williamson area:
Frank Allen
William Allen
John Arn
Robert Baldwin
Angel Ball
Stephen Ball
Crystal Castle
Jonathan “JJ” Childress
Chris Cline
Jerry Cline
Paul Crawford
Jimmy Diamond
Don Elkins
Stephanie Elkins
David Hairston
Jennifer Hairston
Dee Hammond
Claude Helvey
Curtis “Curtie” Hight
Charlotte Hopson
Priscilla Marcum
Roger Marcum
Sheena Mounts
Tammy Owens-Nichols
Matthew “Matt” Parks
Angel Stanley
Lafe Stanley
John “John Boy” Tincher
Lawrence Wilkerson

These people were arrested and charged on felony drug charges from the Gilbert area:
Mark Belcher
Sandra Belcher
Alfred Berry
Elbert Berry
Jeremy Cline
Joann Cline
Nathan Ellis
Joshua Simpkins
Patricia Sparks
Edith Stanley
Audrey Stumbo
Larry Teems
Vickey Teems
Howard Burgess
Jerry Berry

Troopers say they expect to make more arrests in the near future.

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