The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 6, 2012

Lewisburg police make arrests

By Wendy Holdren
Register-Herald Reporter

LEWISBURG — Lewisburg Police made multiple arrests over the weekend, including several for narcotics charges.

A routine traffic stop Friday led to the arrest of an 18-year-old Lewisburg man.

Alexander Nathaniel Shelton was stopped by officers for speeding and expired registration. Police say a strong odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle.

Lewisburg K-9 unit Duke searched the vehicle and found marijuana.

Shelton was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and was transported to Southern Regional Jail. He was later released on $1,500 bond.

Deputy Chief C.J. Teubert is the investigating officer and Cpl. D.B. Eggleston and K-9 unit Duke provided assistance.

Officers responded to a disturbance complaint at Taco Bell Saturday at approximately 11 p.m. Police searched the vehicle of Joseph Edward Morgan, 25, and Debra Lynn Morgan, 51, both of Lewisburg, and found hydrocodone, oxycodone and opana pills.

Debra Morgan was charged with second offense possession of a controlled substance. She was transported to SRJ and later released after posting $1,500 bond.

Joseph Morgan was charged with two counts of attempted delivery of a controlled substance and is currently being housed at SRJ under $10,000 bond.

Cpl. D.B. Eggleston is the investigating officer.

A mother and father have been charged for allegedly making their juvenile daughters shoplift items from Walmart Sunday.

Theodore Frank Shafran III, 56, and his wife, Theresa L. Shafran, 54, have both been charged with one count each of shoplifting, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor.

Both Theodore and Theresa Shafran were arraigned and remanded to SRJ and bond has been set at $3,500 each.

Cpl. J.A. Vance is the investigating officer.

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