9 People Facing Drug Charges After Eastern Kanawha Co. Raid

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 8/28/14 @ 12:58 a.m.
SHREWSBURY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Nine people have been arrested and charged after a drug bust in eastern Kanawha County.

West Virginia State Troopers tell WSAZ.com the suspects are involved in a prescription drug fraud ring.

However, when troopers went to the home to make the arrests they say they found two meth labs. The arrests happened Wednesday evening at a mobile home park in Shrewsbury.

According to the criminal complaint, Tonya Ramsey forged prescriptions for oxycodone and had people go into pharmacies to get the prescription filled. In turn, police say she would either give them money, share some of the drugs, or both. The complaint says Ramsey took the prescription pad when Dr. Tony Majestro dropped it. Dr. Majestro's office told police a prescription pad was missing but they didn't know for how long.

Troopers say they discovered an issue when they called that doctors office, and compared the signatures on the pad to his and they didn't match. They say Dr. Majestro uses a stamp to sign the prescription pads.

The criminal complaints also states she had Susan Williams recruit these people to do it. One of those recruits was her own daughter, Kayla Breeden, police say.

Then, Wednesday, when police say they went to the mobile home park to pick up Williams and Breeden, along with Ronald Dodrill, Chase Adams, Savannah Frye in connection with the drug fraud ring they found two meth labs.

That's when a ninth person was arrested. Police say Jason King was arrested on meth charges. Police say it does not appear he was involved in the prescription drug fraud ring.

Dodrill and King, both of Belle, are charged with operating or attempting to operate clandestine drug laboratories, conspiracy to commit a felony and purchase, receipt, acquisition and possession of substances to be used as precursor to manufacture of methamphetamine or another controlled substance.

Ramsey of Charleston is charged with prescription fraud, conspiracy to commit a felony and forgery.

Adams of Pratt, Breeden of Belle, Frye, also of Belle, Adam Haun of Hanford and Jeremy Wilkinson of Cedar Grove, are all charged with prescription fraud and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Williams of Belle is charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

People who use the pharmacies targeted in the ring say the suspects are ruining the system for people who really need prescriptions. Janet Briscoe says, "it's scary. It's scary for the neighborhood. It's scary for the people that come here because it's always a danger these people could be violent."

SHREWSBURY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Eight people are headed to jail, one person is already behind bars, in connection to a drug bust in Eastern Kanawha County.

West Virginia State Troopers went out Wednesday night to round-up people believed to be involved in a prescription drug fraud ring. When troopers arrived at the mobile home park, behind the Twin Hills Restaurant, they discovered two meth labs.

In all, eight people were taken into custody. One other suspect is already in jail and will be notified of new charges there.

As soon as we have more information on the names of those arrested and what charges they are facing we will post them here on WSAZ.com.

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