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Authorities in Lewis County have arrested more than a dozen people after a drug bust.

Fifteen people, 14 adults and one juvenile, were arrested Monday morning in part of what Lewis County Sheriff Adam Gissy called, "a roundup of people" accused of dealing drugs.

The accused were arraigned in Lewis and Upshur County courts after the arrests were made. Many area agencies contributed to the arrests.

"We're very elated to have had the cooperation amongst other law enforcement agencies, and really a lot of manpower, time and efforts went into this drug roundup," said Gissy.

The list of people arrested is as follows:

-Kyle Hayhurst of Weston is charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver.

-Richard G. Hayhurst III of Weston is charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver.

-Jamie L. Wright of Weston is charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver.

-Betty S. Weimer of Weston is charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver.

-Raymond J. Roselle of Jane Lew is charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver.

-Brian G. Curtis of Buckhannon is charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver.

-Debbie L. Curtis of Buckhannon is charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver.

-Melissa L. Neal of Jane Lew is charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver.

-Justin T. McGuire of Weston is charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver.

-Donnie L. Allen of Jane Lew is charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver.

-Ronald H. Allman II of Weston is charged with one count attempt to manufacture meth.

-Thomas E. Taylor of Weston is charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver.

-Shane M. Jeffries of Weston is charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver.

-Justin Marks of Weston is charged with two counts of possession or delivery of a controlled substance.

Authorities are not releasing the name and charges of a juvenile who was arrested.

Gissy said this is one of the most significant arrests in the county and now other area residents are also taking note.

"They can see the sheriff and the deputies are working, and not only the sheriff's department but the city and the state, they're all working together as a team and that's what it takes in order to fight the drug crime. And the citizens are very happy, very pleased to know that they can actually start feeling safe and know that somebody's out there fighting to work for them," said Lewis County Commissioner Agnes Queen.

Many different substances, such as marijuana, oxycodone, heroin and other prescription drugs were recovered. But no matter the drug, Gissy wants dealers to know they're being watched.

"The message that I'd like to send to the community is that we're out here aggressively combating drugs. The message I'd like to send to the drug dealers is we're watching. If you're dealing, we're coming. It's as clear and as simple as that, and I hope that this sends a message to either stop, or you'll go to jail," said Gissy.