12 arrests in county drug sweep


Felony drug charges

By Heather Kinder - [email protected]



MADISON, W.Va – The Boone County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police Madison detachment, Madison Police Department and 119 Drug Task Force had a county drug sweep Thursday, March 2.

There were 12 individuals brought in to the Boone County Courthouse for arraignment for felony drug charges.

Randal Kuhn, 58 of Madison was arrested on two felony drug charges. According to the criminal complaints Kuhn allegedly delivered Alprazolam a schedule IV controlled substance and Suboxone a schedule III controlled substance.

Ballard Ray Gillespie, 40 of Danville was arrested on three felony drug charges. According to the criminal complaints Gillespie allegedly delivered Methamphetamine a schedule II controlled substance, Clonazepam a schedule IV controlled substance and Methamphetamine a schedule II controlled substance.

Jonah Shelton, 19 of Sylvester was arrested on three felony drug charges. According to the criminal complaint Shelton allegedly delivered Marijuana a schedule I controlled substance on three separate dates.

Megan R. Mitchell, 36 of Julian was arrested on five felony drug charges. According to the criminal complaints Mitchell allegedly delivered Methamphetamine a schedule II controlled substance on five separate times on four different dates.

Derek Bowman, 21 of Danville was arrested on two felony drug charges. According to the criminal complaints Bowman allegedly delivered Heroin a schedule II controlled substance and Methamphetamine a schedule II controlled substance.

Eric Frederico, of Danville was arrested on one felony drug charge. According to the criminal complaints Frederico allegedly delivered Methamphetamine a schedule II controlled substance.

Selena Harris (Wells), 45 of Madison was arrested on four felony drug charges. According to the criminal complaints Harris allegedly delivered Suboxone a schedule III controlled substance on three separate dates and allegedly delivered Buprenorphine Hydrochloride a schedule III controlled substance.

Marka Doss, 34 of Danville was arrested on five felony drug charges. According to the criminal complaints Doss allegedly delivered Suboxone a schedule III controlled substance on four separate dates and allegedly delivered Methamphetamine a schedule II controlled substance.

Cynthia Dawn Poveromo, 48 of Madison was arrested on three felony drug charges. According to the criminal complaints Poveromo allegedly delivered Tylenol 3 pills a schedule III controlled substance and Methamphetamine a schedule II controlled substance on two separate dates.

Leslie Clifford Atkins, 39 of Madison was arrested on three felony drug charges. According to the criminal complaints Atkins allegedly delivered Methamphetamine a schedule II controlled substance on three separate dates.

Kayla Eplin, 22 of Madison was arrested on four felony charges. According to the criminal complaints Eplin allegedly was arrested for conspiracy and possession with the intent to deliver dealing with Marijuana a schedule I controlled substance.

Vernon Eplin, 25 of Madison was arrested on six felony charges. According to the criminal complaints Eplin was arrested for conspiracy and possession with the intent to deliver dealing with Marijuana a schedule I controlled substance.

Chief Deputy Chad Barker from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department said, “The drug issue in Boone County is something we take very seriously, we have officers dedicated full time to the problem.”

“We hope the arrests made will curb a little bit of the problem,” said Barker.

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Information in this article was obtained by the use of criminal complaints which are public record. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation and all individuals named should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Felony drug charges

By Heather Kinder

[email protected]

Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661, [email protected] or on Twitter @CVN_hkinder.

Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661, [email protected] or on Twitter @CVN_hkinder.

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