A Logan man was charged with stealing items from Logan Regional Medical Center. According to the criminal complaint, West Virginia State Police responded to a call on January 1 through Logan County 911 regarding a male individual who had stolen medical equipment from Logan Regional Medical Center.
Upon arriving on scene, the officer spoke with a Security Officer for LRMC, who stated that the nursing staff had called for him because a male, identified as Roger Lee Walls Jr., 26, of Logan, had allegedly been seen taking medical equipment. The security officer stated that he asked for consent to search the defendant and was granted the same. Upon searching the defendant, the security officer reportedly found various medical supplies including, but not limited to, gauze patches, rolls of gauze, syringes, and a bag of saline solution.
Walls was placed under arrest and transported to the WVSP Logan Detachment, where the defendant was read and signed DPS form 79, interview and Miranda Rights Form. The defendant reportedly provided WVSP with an audio recorded confession in which he stated that he had stolen the items from LRMC for the purposes of drug related activities.
Walls was arraigned on petit larceny charges and bond was set at $2,500.
In an unrelated incident, a Chapmanville man faces drug charges following a traffic stop for littering.
According to the criminal complaint, a traffic stop was initiated December 31 on Jimmy Ray Conley, 23, of Chapmanville, over littering on WV Rt. 10 south of Pecks Mill. When deputies arrived on the scene to assist, they reportedly observed Conley to be extremely nervous and appeared to be highly agitated.
After performing a Terry Frisk, Deputy Nick Tucker, reports that he could feel an abnormal object between Mr. Conley’s legs and heard what sounded like a plastic wrapper. After asking the defendant what was between his legs, Conley allegedly advised officers that there were about 30 Opana 40 milligram pills in his underwear.
Further investigation by officers allegedly revealed there were actually 38 round orange pills in a plastic baggy hidden in Conley’s underwear. The pills were marked with the imprint G74 and were identified as Oxymorphone hydochloride (Opana) extended-release 40 mg pills. The complaint states that the aforementioned pills would be sent to the WVSP laboratory for positive identification and analysis.
Conley was charged with possession with intent to deliver and littering. His bond was set at $30,000.
Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Martha Sparks is a news reporter and can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728, or via Twitter at @MarthaSparks.