The Harrison County Street Crimes and Drug (SCAD) Unit has arrested four men on drug charges.
Pierce Regis Ellis, 24 of Clarksburg, is charged with fleeing on foot, possession of a controlled substance, and speeding. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, the SCAD unit was on a warrant service investigation involving Ellis when officers saw Ellis walking. Officers advised Ellis that he should stop walking and that he was under arrest. Ellis didn't comply and ran across an alley and was eventually ordered to the ground, and one hypodermic needle was found on him, according to a criminal complaint. In October, Ellis was involved in a controlled drug buy, where he sold 10 stamps of heroin to an undercover agent in exchange for $150, the criminal complaint states. In June 2013, officers observed Ellis speeding on Route 50 near the Joyce Street exit and discovered that Ellis had an active capias warrant. Ellis had a syringe and heroin on him at the time of his arrest, according to a criminal complaint. Ellis is being held in North Central Regional Jail.
In a separate incident, Matthew John Charnogursky, 23 of Salem, and Cameron Wesley Haslam, 20 of St. Marys, were charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy to deliver heroin. Charnogursky and Haslam sold an undercover investigator 10 heroin stamps in exchange for $150, according to a criminal complaint. Both Charnogursky and Haslam are being held in North Central Regional Jail.
In a third incident, Michael Douglas Cox, 30 of Clarksburg, was charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to delivery a controlled substance. He is being held in North Central Regional Jail.