LOGAN, W.Va. — The Logan County Sheriff’s Department has reported the arrest of several out of state men on drug charges.
According to a press release by the Sheriff’s Department, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, the US 119 Drug Task Force and the Logan County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant on 592 Pine Street in Logan. The search warrant was the result of an ongoing heroin investigation. As a result of the search warrant, several small individually wrapped packets of heroin were allegedly seized along with $554 in US Currency.
Keith “Tae” Prather from Columbus, Ohio, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Heroin). Other additional charges are reportedly forthcoming for Prather. As of press time, Prather was incarcerated in Southwestern Regional Jail.
The release also reports that on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, members of the US 119 Drug and Violent Crime Task Force received information from the Anonymous Drug Tip Line regarding drug activity in the Peach Creek area of Logan County. Upon further investigation and surveillance, Task Force Officers were able to locate and follow the reported vehicle. Upon the request of Task Force Officers, Logan County Deputy Sheriff’s made a traffic stop of the vehicle in the North Mitchell Heights area. Both occupants of the vehicle, Octavius Justin Williams and Edward Donte Chambliss, were residents of Detroit, Mich.
A search of the interior of the vehicle was conducted, during which a small bag of suspected Marijuana and $17,715 in U. S. Currency was reportedly found. With the assistance of a special camera provided by the West Virginia State Police, a small black box was located concealed and attached to the under carriage of the vehicle. The box was attached using magnets.
After obtaining a search warrant, the box was opened and allegedly found to contain more than $6,500 in Opana tablets. Opana is a Schedule II Controlled Substance.
Both Williams and Chambliss were placed under arrest and received multiple charges which include Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance.
Both were incarcerated at Southwestern Regional Jail.
Sheriff Sonya M. Dingess Porter said in the release that the arrests was a “great partnership between all our law enforcement in our county and we could not do it without the help of our citizens. We encourage everyone to use either the US 119 Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Tip Line at 304-752-1144 or the Logan County Sheriff’s Tip Line at 304-792-8593 to report suspicious drug and/or other criminal activities in your area.”