UPDATE: Multiple Arrests in Suspected Heroin Ring

UPDATE 8/7/14 10:24 p.m.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- By the end of the day Thursday nine people were behind bars suspected of being a part of a heroin ring in South Charleston.

Thursday afternoon SCPD arrested Jeffrey Melton. Melton is facing three counts of delivering heroin.

During the day Thursday police rounded-up several other people suspected in the ring. Some of the arrests include juveniles.

If more arrests are made they will be posted here.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for updates.

ORIGINAL STORY 8/7/14
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- South Charleston Police Street Crimes Task Force spent Thursday morning and afternoon taking down suspected heroin dealers.

Police have made at least eight arrests, so far. Of those arrests, some of them include juveniles. Many of the suspects are no strangers to police. Some of them have been charged with drug crimes recently and are out on parole, on probation, or on house arrest.

One suspect told WSAZ.com he had no idea why he was under arrest and he has never sold or done heroin. Many neighbors say it's no surprise. Police raided homes on Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio Avenue. Some of the homes are just down the street from schools and playgrounds.

The suspects are facing distribution and possession charges.
Police have arrested James Spears, Lee Pridemore, Paul Martin, Jacqueline Davis, and Kenneth Daniels along with others.

Keep clicking WSAZ.com for new information as it becomes available.


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