Tip leads to drug arrest

By Owen Wells - [email protected]


LOGAN, W.Va. — An anonymous tip has reportedly led to the arrest of a Logan man for selling drugs.

An anonymous 911 call reportedly informed law enforcement Eddie Taylor, 66, of Logan, was in possession of crack cocaine and heroin.

Corporal J.L. Mathis and Deputies B.D. Cobb and R.L. Johnson, with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department along with Sergeant D. White and Patrolmen Conley and Maynard, with the Logan Police Department reportedly conducted a knock and talk at Taylor’s residence.

The criminal complaint filled by Cobb states, “Upon knocking, the defendant stated that we could not enter the apartment without a search warrant. All officers left the apartment building. Mathis walked around the east side of the apartment building and located a plastic bag below the defendant’s apartment window.”

The bag reportedly contained other plastic bags, orange pills believed to be oxymorphone, a white powdery substance, a brown powdery substance and a hard, white rocky substance.

Subsequent to the discovery outside of the window, a search warrant for the apartment was obtained.

A search Taylor’s apartment reportedly turned up a diazepam pill in the bedroom floor and a small amount of white residue believed to be crack cocaine.

The bedroom window was reportedly left open.

Taylor was arrested and is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Taylor’s bond was set to $50,000 in Logan County Magistrate Court.

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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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