Drug tip leads to arrest

Staff Report


LOGAN, W.Va. — A drug information tip received by the Logan County Sheriffs Department led to a drug arrest in the Mill Creek area.

According to a complaint filed by Deputy D.J. Miller, the Sheriffs Department responded to the drug distribution tip on Friday, April 1, to a residence on South Fork of Long Fork of Mill Creek.

Miller reports that upon arriving at the bottom of the driveway leading up to the residence, he reportedly came in contact with two unnamed cooperating male individuals who provided information that drugs were being sold from the residence, and that was why they were there was to purchase opanas, a controlled substance.

Miller reportedly noticed the defendant, Ralph Aaron Bailey, 42, come out of his residence and allegedly motioned for one of the cooperating male individuals to leave. Miller reports that he knocked several times on the door of the residence to get someone to come to the door, but was unsuccessful.

He reportedly also made several unsuccessful attempts to get someone to open the door by asking on the public address loud system from a deputy cruiser.

While executing a search warrant, Miller reports that deputies were met by Bailey and his family.

The complaint alleges that there were several items located in the Bailey residence that was consistent with distribution of illegal drugs from the residence, including scales, marijuana seeds, clear plastic bags, drug paraphernalia, eight unidentified pill tablets, and approximately 25 opana controlled substance tablets, along with $1,000 in US currency.

The complaint reports that Bailey was very uncooperative, did not listen to loud verbal commands given while deputies were executing the search warrant into the residence.

Bailey was charged with possession with intent to deliver and obstructing an officer.


Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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