LOGAN — The U.S. Route 119 Drug Task Force recently arrested two people in separate incidents on charges relating to drug deals dating from 2014.
Larry Rashawn Turner, 33, of Logan, was arrested on felony charges alleging he sold cocaine and crack cocaine to an individual cooperating with the task force.
On Oct. 30 2014, officers with the task force reportedly orchestrated a controlled purchase of cocaine from Turner.
Officers with the task force report the substance was tested at the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) Crime Laboratory and results for the substance came back positive for containing cocaine base.
On Dec. 18, 2014, officers with the task force reportedly used a cooperating individual to complete another controlled drug purchase of crack cocaine from Turner.
Based on the task force’s investigation, two warrants were issued for Turner’s arrest in Logan County Magistrate Court on Sept. 8, 2015.
Turner was arrested Oct. 18, 2015 and is charged with two felony counts of delivery of a schedule one or two controlled substance.
If he is found guilty on all charges, Turner could be forced to spend between two and 30 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $50,000 in fines.
Bond was set to $7,500 in Logan County Magistrate Court.
• Officers with the U.S. Route 119 Task Force also arrested Christopher Michael Frye, 39, of Mt. Gay, W.Va. on charges relating to drug deals in 2014.
On Nov. 17 and 18, 2014, officers with the task force report the orchestrated drug buys from Frye using a cooperating individual.
On those dates, Frye is alleged to have sold suboxone, a schedule three controlled substance.
Based on the task force’s investigation warrants for Frye’s arrest were issued in Logan County Magistrate Court Sept. 1, 2015.
Frye was arrested Oct. 24, 2015 and is charged with two felony counts of delivery of a schedule three controlled substance
If he is found guilty on both counts, Frye could be be forced to spend between two and 10 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $30,000 in fines.
Bond was set to $50,000 in Logan County Magistrate Court.
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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]