The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Police/Courts

June 7, 2011

Police arrest several people during drug raid in Wyoming



West Virginia State Police arrested several people Friday in connection with illegal drug activity in Wyoming County.

Two search warrants were executed simultaneously, in conjunction with the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, Friday night following several months of investigation, according to officials.

Officers seized a large quantity of prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia, $3,000 in cash, and a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up.

“The real story is this is a community story,” explained State Police First Sgt. V.S. Deeds.

“The West Virginia State Police, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department and the Wyoming County Prosecuting Attorney’s office have been working diligently with local civic and church groups, state and federal legislators, and the Department of Health and Human Resources to address the drug abuse issues in Wyoming County.

“If people are aware of anything (illegal), they need to make us aware of it,” Deeds said. “If there are kids involved, they need to contact the state Department of Health and Human Resources.”

Deeds said officers will not talk about ongoing investigations, but they take every report seriously.

Those arrested included the following:

- Carl Justice Jr., 60, of Kopperston

- Robert Lusk II, 28, of Oceana

- Pauline Turbin, 33, of Lynco

- Angel Reed, 26, of Kopperston

- Charlene Justice, 31, of Oceana

- Zebb Justice, 35, of Oceana

- Amy Lusk, 26, of Oceana

More arrests are expected.

“We still have pending warrants,” added State Police Sgt. R.A. Maddy, who is now the detachment commander in Jesse.

“These people are transients,” he said, adding they move from house to house.

“We don’t want to jeopardize ongoing investigations by giving out too much information,” he said.

“We know this won’t solve the drug problem,” emphasized Sheriff Randall Aliff, “but it will help.”

— E-mail: mcbrooks@register-herald.com

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