NEW INFO: Fifth Person Arrested in Drug Warrant Sweep

By: Jeremy Edwards Email
By: Jeremy Edwards Email

UPDATE 9/5/13 @ 11 a.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A fifth person has been arrested in connection with a major drug warrant sweep in Putnam County.

Richard Maze was arrested overnight on a delivery of oxycodone charge.

Harold Cole, Lori Hodges, Angela Lloyd and Brandon Bradford were all arrested Wednesday afternoon.

Deputies say the group was going to Huntington to pick up heroin and prescription pills. They are accused of taking the drugs back to Putnam County and selling them.

More arrests are pending in the case.



UPDATE 9/4/13 @ 6:55 p.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Four people are facing charges after a drug warrant sweep in Putnam County, and more arrests are on the way.

Harold Cole, Lori Hodges, Angela Lloyd and Brandon Bradford were all arrested Wednesday afternoon.

Deputies say they were going to Huntington and getting heroin and illegal prescription pills.

Then they brought the drugs back and sold it across the county, including to an undercover informant.

Sandra Flowers of Red House says she's watched firsthand as increased drug traffic has affected the community.

"It makes everyone a little more antsy, a little more leery of what's going on," she said. "We've had lawnmowers stolen in our neighborhoods, and I would guarantee they'd try to sell them for drugs."

Sheriff Steve Deweese says they are searching for three more people in connection with the warrant sweep.

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ORIGINAL STORY 9/4/13 @ 11:55 a.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Four people are facing charges after a three-month drug investigation in Putnam County.

Sheriff Steve Deweese tells WSAZ.com it involves heroin and prescription pills at seven different locations across the county.

Deputies say Harold Cole of Hurricane, Brandon Bradford of Hurricane, Lori Hodges of Hurricane and Anglea Lloyd of Teays Valley are all facing drug charges.

Deputies say they are still looking for three more people.

The suspects were arraigned in Putnam County Magistrate Court Wednesday afternoon.

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