HENLAWSON, W.Va. — Two people were recently arrested after they allegedly had a controlled substance shipped to two local post offices.
Criminal complaints filed by Captain Dennis Brown and Corporal Nicholas Booth note their investigation revealed the medications were ordered without valid prescriptions.
Edward Balentine, 48, of Henlawson, allegedly had the schedule three substance fiorcet shipped to a post office box in Mt. Gay, W.Va.
Fiorcet is reportedly commonly prescribed for tension headaches, and it contains a barbiturate.
The criminal complaint filed by Brown and Booth says, “On [Aug. 16] Balentine had several packages addressed to him and other persons located at the Mt. Gay Post Office.”
Eunice Fillinger, 54, of Henlawson, was also arrested for allegedly having fiorcet sent to the Henlawson Post Office on the same date.
Both Fillinger and Balentine reportedly had the drug shipped from a pharmacy in California.
State code 60A-4-403 notes a schedule possession with intent to deliver a schedule three controlled substance could carry a sentence of one to five years and a fine of $15,000.
Bail for both Fillinger and Balentin was set to $2,500 in Logan County Magistrate Court.
(Criminal complaints are pubic information, and charges contained therein are merely accusations. Anyone accused of a crime should be considered innocent until they are proven guilty.)
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]