Three individuals are in custody after brokers of the Mon-Metro Drug Activity Pressure discovered unlawful narcotics throughout the execution of a search warrant at a Morgantown residence on Tuesday.
The warrant was issued as a part of an ongoing investigation into Malik Montez Tarpley, 30, and Anthony William McLendon, 56, each of Detroit, for the distribution of narcotics with Monongalia County, based on studies from Sgt. Zachary Cooper with the duty power.
Cooper stated a warrant was additionally obtained to go looking a automobile rented by McLendon that was believed for use by each males.
Upon execution of the warrants, police positioned the boys in addition to Cheree Brooke Shaver, 22, of Morgantown. All three have been detained inside the residence whereas the search was carried out.
Throughout the search, officers discovered individually packaged and bulk packaged fentanyl and individually packaged crack cocaine in addition to money, packing supplies and a scale with drug residue.
In response to Cooper’s report, regulation enforcement seized greater than 100 grams (about 3.53 ounces) of fentanyl from the residence.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) warns that simply 2 milligrams, the quantity that would match on the tip of a pencil, could be sufficient to kill a median particular person. There are 1,000 milligrams in a gram.
Activity power officers additionally recovered over 15 grams of cocaine base (crack) that had already been individually packaged and greater than $1,900 in money.
Following the search, Tarpley, McLendon and Shaver have been positioned underneath arrest.
Tarpley and McLendon have been each charged with possession with intent to ship fentanyl, possession with intent to ship cocaine base and drug conspiracy.
Shaver was charged with possession with intent to ship fentanyl and drug conspiracy.
All three have been arraigned earlier than Justice of the Peace Bane in Monongalia County Justice of the Peace Court docket the place a $200,000 bond was set for every. They’re presently being held at North Central Regional Jail and are scheduled for preliminary hearings on Dec. 22.