CORA, W.Va. — Two men were recently arrested on drug charges after a concerned citizen called in a complaint of drug activity.
Officers from the Logan County Sheriff’s Department (LCSD) and the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) reportedly responded to the complaint around 1:15 a.m. October 1.
Response to the incident was reportedly conducted by Deputies Tucker, Lilly, and Crum and Corporal Sheppard, all of the LCSD, and Trooper Holden, of the WVSP.
Officers report they were on foot patrol near Genesis Lane in Cora when they witnessed a man standing on the railroad tracks.
After the officers identified themselves as law enforcement, the man, later identified as Michael Sherod, 48, of Charleston, W.Va., reportedly fled on foot into a nearby home.
The officers were reportedly able to catch up with Sherod where Tucker notes he located one individually packaged substance consisting of a white chunk at Sherod’s feet.
During a Terry Frisk of Sherod, four more packages consisting of the white chunks and five hydrocodone pills were allegedly discovered.
The white chunks later reportedly tested positive crack cocaine.
After Sherod was chased into the residence, Crum reportedly discovered Dae Mon McClain, 19, of Toledo, Ohio, hiding a bedroom closet.
During a frisk of McClain and a search of the room, Crum and Holden report they found two individually wrapped plastic bags containing what was believed to be less than 15 grams of marijuana each.
McClain allegedly possessed one bag of marijuana and another was found in the room.
Crum also reportedly found $273 in McClain’s pocket.
Sherod is charged with felony counts of fleeing and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Sherod’s bail was set to $30,000 in Logan County Magistrate Court.
McClain is charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
McClain’s bail was set to $50,000.
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6959 ext. 1729 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.