The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Latest News

October 14, 2013

Names released in Wyoming County drug sweep

Law enforcement officials have combed Wyoming County the past few days, armed with warrants for 37 suspects wanted in conjunction with illegal drug activities, according to Sheriff Randall Aliff.

Those suspects are facing more than 100 felony counts, according to officials.

Prescription pills, cash and weapons were also confiscated in the sweep.

In conjunction with the Southern Violent Crime and Drug Task Force, West Virginia State Police and Pineville Police Department, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department has been working this investigation for more than a year, Aliff explained.

“These investigations don’t happen overnight,” he emphasized. “We’ve got video buys on these dealers.

“We’ve made other drug arrests all along during this year,” the sheriff noted. “This is ongoing.”

n n n

Those arrested include:

• Ronald “Bo” Hargis, 70, Indian Creek, five counts of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone, three counts of conspiracy.

• Roger Helmandollar, 59, Indian Creek, three counts of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone, one count of conspiracy.

• Willie Dean Kenneda, 51, Long Branch, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone.

• Kelly Conn, 36, Long Branch, one count of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone.

• Mike Brooks, 32, Long Branch, one count of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone.

• Mike Kennedy, 33, Long Branch, one count of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone.

• Melba “Fuzz” Toler, 48, Long Branch, one count of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone and one count of petit larceny.

• T.J. Toler, 27, Long Branch, one count of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone.

• Hank Toler, 37, Coal Mountain, one count of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone.

• Stanley Blankenship, 34, Long Branch, one count of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone.

• Robert “JoJo” Graham, 43, Oceana, one count of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone and three counts of delivery of a controlled substance/hydrocodone.

• Channing Lambert, 23, Oceana, one count of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone.

• Chris Muncy, 35, Oceana/Welch, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone and one count of conspiracy.

• Miranda Toler, 32, Oceana/Lynco, one count of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone and two counts of conspiracy.

• Joe Tolliver, 39, East Pineville, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance/hydrocodone.

• Jason Aliff, 31, Pineville, one count of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone and one count of conspiracy.

• Jonathan Mark Cook, 25, Pineville, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance/marijuana.

• Tom Griggs, 62, Pineville, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone and two counts of conspiracy.

• Chris Riling, 29, Pineville, two counts of conspiracy.

• Deon Toler, 29, Pineville, three counts of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone.

• Stacy Evans, 59, Pineville, four counts of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone.

• Terry Phillips, 51, Pineville, three counts of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone.

• Lisa Fuston, 26, Pineville, one count of  conspiracy.

• Frank “Snuffy” Griggs, 30, Pineville, one count of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone.

• Tina Epperhart, 42, Indian Creek, seven counts of delivery of a controlled substance/oxycodone and three counts of conspiracy.

• Charles “Frank” Lyons, 55, Rockview, two counts of conspiracy.

• Johnny Lawson, 56, Rockview, three counts of delivery of a controlled substance/heroin and one count of conspiracy.

• Christine Lawson, 30, Rockview, two counts of conspiracy.

• Barbara Reed, 44, Turkey Creek, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance/oxymorphone.

1
Text Only
Latest News
  • rock VIdeo: Experts dislodge precariously perched remnant of a rockslide

    A highly-trained crew in climbing gear hoisted chainsaws and other specialized equipment high above the road in Hinton Tuesday morning to remove a boulder that hung precariously above a busy intersection.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Preliminary hearing set for Bluefield ‘warlock’

    A Bluefield man who police say used a promise of magical spells to lure children into committing sexual acts with him remains incarcerated at the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver on multiple sexual assault and sexual abuse charges.

    April 23, 2014

  • New River Gorge fire still burning

    Firefighters are still trying to control the fire at Fern Creek along the Endless Wall area of the New River Gorge, according to a press release from the National Park Service on Tuesday.

    April 23, 2014

  • fff Experts help growing entrepreneurs

    John Yates wants to grow potatoes to supply Monroe County schools.
    He’s got a business plan, he can get the equipment and 3 tons of seed potatoes. The land for lease in Sweet Springs is farther from his Ballard home than he’d like, but with a little help, the active duty Army staff sergeant and his sister Rebecca are ready to begin.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rahall calls meeting on W.Va.’s drug problem

    U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall says he has arranged a roundtable discussion with federal and West Virginia officials on the state’s prescription drug abuse and trafficking problems.

    April 23, 2014

  • Arch Coal reports wider 1Q loss

    Arch Coal Inc. said Tuesday that its first-quarter loss widened as weaker prices and demand cut into its margins, prompting the mine operator to shave its outlook for shipments of coal used in making steel.

    April 22, 2014

  • Former Concord University police officer sentenced on sex charge involving juvenile

    A former Concord University police officer was sentenced Tuesday to a term of 10 to 20 years in prison on a single count of sexual abuse by a parent or custodian.

    April 22, 2014

  • Bly6bH3CYAA6Xdl.jpg-large.jpeg UPDATE: Ill. crew helps fight New River Gorge fire

    An Illinois-based firefighting crew has joined the effort to contain a wildfire in the New River Gorge National River.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Thunderstorms, showers heading our way

    Today’s forecast lurches us a little further toward real spring weather, with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible after 2 p.m.

    April 22, 2014

  • State spring gobbler season to open next week

    The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says spring gobbler season will open Monday and run through May 24.

    April 22, 2014