The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local 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.”

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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.

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