CPD nets drug haul

By Owen Wells - [email protected]

A Harts resident was recently arrested after someone in their home allegedly contacted authorities and admitted admitted to smoking marijuana.

Danny Workman, 30, of Harts was arrested Aug. 8 after on charges stemming from an incident in 2013. Corporal N.D. Tucker with the Chapmanville Police Department (CPD) reports he was contacted via Facebook by a member of Workman’s home March 19, 2013. In their message, Tucker reports the person admitted to smoking marijuana and advised they had been warned by several people they would soon be arrested for drugs. The criminal complaint filed by Tucker says, “…also wanted to know why the entire projects were warning’ them.”

On April 29, 2013, Tucker also reportedly received a tip from a cooperating individual that Workman had around 35 marijuana plants and prescription pills. Tucker further reports he continued to receive tips from other cooperating individuals advising Workman was involved in the sale of illegal narcotics; in the criminal complaint, Tucker also states he observed supsicious activity he believed to be associated with the distribution of illegal narcotics at Workman’s home.

On May 31, 2013, Tucker and several units from the CPD executed a search warrant on Workman’s home where they reportedly found marijuana and drug paraphernalia before discovering a safe in Workman’s closet. In the safe, Tucker reportedly found 80 gabapentin, 19 hydrocodone, seven adapex, three xanax, three suboxone strips, four hydrochloride and three diazepam pills. Tucker also allegedly found around 25 grams of marijuana and $860 in the safe.

Several shotguns and a handgun were also reportedly seized in the raid.

Workman is charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and, if he is found guilty, Workman could be forced to spend between one and 15 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $25,000 in fines. Bond was set to $1,000.

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By Owen Wells

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Owen Wells is reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

Owen Wells is reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

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