Drug dealer faces 90 years after Task Force arrest

By Owen Wells - [email protected]


A man from the Davin area of Logan County was arrested recently after members of the U.S. Route 119 Drug Task Force reportedly used a cooperating individual to complete several purchases of narcotics in May and June of this year.

On May 15, 21 and 28 and June 3 and 16 members of the Task Force report they utilized a cooperating individual to purchase pills believed to be morphine from Douglas Allen Haga, 50, of Davin, West Virginia.

On June 17, the Task Force concluded their investigation by executing a search warrant at Haga’s home. During their search, officers reportedly found pills believed to be morphine, hydrocodone and oxycodone.

A warrant was issued for Haga’s arrest in Logan County Magistrate Court Sept. 1, and Haga was booked into the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden Sept. 3. Haga is charged with six felony counts of possessing schedule a two controlled substance with intent to deliver. If he is found guilty on all charges, Haga could be forced to spend between six and 90 years in a state correctional facility and be forced to pay up to $125,000 in fines. Bond was set to $150,000 cash.

• Billy Ray Conley, 51, of Holden, was arrested Sept. 1 in Logan County.

Trooper S.M. Thompson, with the West Virginia State Police (WVSP), reports he was observing traffic on County Route 18 in the Mount Gay area when he observed a vehicle with expired registration. Upon executing a traffic stop, Thompson found Billy Ray Conley behind the wheel of the vehicle.

While checking Conley’s information, Thompson was informed by WVSP Communications Conley’s license had been revoked for driving under the influence (DUI). Conley also has two prior convictions for driving with a revoked license.

Conley is charged with a felony count of driving with a license revoked for DUI and a misdemeanor count of expired registration. If Conley is found guilty on all counts, he could be forced to spend between one and three years in state correctional facility and pay up between $3,500 and $5,500 in fines.

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By Owen Wells

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

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

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