Cash, Drugs and Guns Seized in Upshur County - 15 People Arrested

August 26, 2022

News Release

Upshur County Sheriff's Office

Photo/Upshur County Sheriff's Office


UPSHUR COUNTY - On Thursday, August 25, 2022 Mountain Lake Drug Task Force, Upshur County Sheriff’s Office and Buckhannon Police Department arrested several individuals on drug charges, according to a press release.


Multiple officers executed arrest warrants and search warrants throughout Upshur County. These departments arrested 15 people with the total of 40 charges.


From those 15 people, officers seized two illegal firearms, 1,830 heroin/fentanyl stamps, 10 grams of methamphetamine, $6,516 in U.S. currency and approximately ¾ pound of illegal ginseng. The street value of the seized drugs was approximately $36,600.


These departments still have ongoing investigations that will result in more drug arrests.