Drug Transportation, Repackaging, and Distribution Investigation Yields Drugs, Guns in Upshur County

October 7, 2022

Mountaineer News

Upshur County Sheriff's Office

Upshur County Sheriff's Office Photo


FRENCH CREEK, WV - A drug transportation, repackaging, and distribution investigation beginning on Friday, September 30, 2022, resulted in the follow up and service of a search warrant on Thursday, October 6, 2022, and the recovery/seizure of over forty (40) pounds of marijuana, fifty-four grams of psilocybin mushrooms, multiple rifles, handguns, packaging material, scales and approximately $20,000 in US Currency.


After two attempts to deliver two (2) separate intercepted UPS packages containing marijuana were unable to be delivered, members of the Mountain Lakes Drug Task Force along with members of the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant on the suspect’s residence on Ours Mill Road in French Creek, WV.


No one was present in the residence at the time of service of the search warrant, however, the suspect was later located during a traffic stop on Sago Road at approximately 1815 hours operating a 2006 Audi A6, by members of the MLDVCU and the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office.


An additional seizure of approximately two (2) pounds of marijuana, packaging material and a loaded firearm was found in the possession of the suspect, who is also a convicted felon. The suspect was arrested for Transporting Controlled Substance into the state of West Virginia and Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm.