New Drug Task Force Makes Two Busts in One Day

KENOVA, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman is behind bars after the Kenova Police Department's newly formed Drug Task Force busted not one, but two homes Wednesday evening while serving warrants looking for drugs.

The homes are located in the same block, one in the 1700 block of Oak Street and the other in the 400 block of 17th Street.

Kenova Police Chief Ray Mossman says the task force found nearly $1,000 worth of pills and marijuana at the home on 17th Street, along with nearly $3,000 in cash, scales, and other drug paraphernalia.

Tina Edwards, 39, of Kenova, was arrested in that house. She is facing a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver. She was booked in the Western Regional Jail Wednesday evening. Three other people were summoned to appear in court because of drug paraphernalia.

Mossman says he also found scales and drug paraphernalia in the house on Oak Street, along with a shotgun and a handgun.

Tips about drug activity led the Kenova Drug Task Force to the homes, one small step in their fight against drugs.

“My goal for this town is to scare these drug dealers out of town,” Mossman said. “I don't care where they go, but don't come to Kenova.”

Mossman is also working with Wayne County Sheriff's Department on a mutual assist agreement to broaden the fight on drugs countywide.

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