West Virginia State Police officers received an anonymous tip about Ira Scott Gares, of Holden, growing marijuana in his house and yard.
Officers arrived on scene and one of the residents of the house advised them marijuana plants were growing in the back yard. Officers found three pots containing marijuana plants and another rectangular pot containing additional plants.
After obtaining a search warrant, five additional plants were found inside the house.
According to the criminal complaint filed in the Magistrate Court of Logan County, a total of 86 marijuana plants in the yard and house.
Officers also contacted the county dog catcher Jerry Browning after finding 27 dogs living in poor conditions. Browning removed 14 dogs from the residence due to health conditions.
Gares was charged with 86 counts of cultivation of marijuana and 14 counts of animal cruelty. Magistrate Jeff Lane noted probable cause for one count of cultivation of marijuana and set bond for Gares at $75,000.
• The Logan County Sheriff’s Department answered a 911 call to the Stollings Speedway regarding a physical altercation.
The deputy responded and found Steven Daniels, Laetitia Greenlee and Brittney Richardson met to exchange their children.
While the exchange was being made, the three adults got into a verbal argument that escalated into a physical altercation.
According to the criminal complaint, the deputy witnessed Daniels threaten Greenlee.
Daniels, Greenlee, and Richardson were each charged with one count of domestic battery and Daniels was charged with one count of domestic assault.
Bond for each was set at $2,500.
• Chapmanville police received a 911 call regarding drug activity and were advised they received an anonymous tip that James Eric Farris, 43, of Chapmanville, was distributing pills for cash and was the passenger in a maroon Chevrolet.
An officer stopped the vehicle at Speedway and was told by the driver Farris had hidden a bottle of Xanax under the hood of the car and that Farris said he had sold 10 pills at $2 each.
The prescription on the bottle indicated it had been filled by the defendant June 14 for 90 pills at a dosage of three each day. A pill count revealed there were 21 pills left in the bottle.
According to the criminal complaint filed in the magistrate court of Logan County, Farris told the officer he was selling the pills to buy diapers for his baby.
Farris was charged with possession to intent to deliver. His bond was set at $10,000.