UPDATE (July 21, 2020 9:22 p.m.):
WESTON, W.Va. – One additional person has been arrested in connection to a large drug investigation in Lewis County, according to jail officials.
Keisha Fisher, 33, was apprehended and then booked at Central Regional Jail at approximately 4:10 p.m. on July 21. Fisher is currently being held on a $30,000 bond.
Five people still remain at large. Stay with 12 News as we will continue to update this story.
ORIGINAL (July 21, 2020 10:46 a.m.):
WESTON, W.Va. – Eight individuals are facing charges following drug investigations in Lewis County, and six of those individuals are still at large, deputies said.
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office issued a release on Tuesday morning stating that eight individuals have been the subject of criminal investigations stemming from illicit drug activity within Lewis County. Those individuals, their age and the charge(s) they are facing are listed below:
- Carley Debarr, 38, (Misdemeanor – Possession x 2 – Methamphetamine)
- Crystal Taylor, 37, (Misdemeanor – Possession – Marijuana)
- Sean Francis, 29, (Felony – Delivery – Methamphetamine)
- Dillard Henline, 30, (Felony – Delivery/Conspiracy – Methamphetamine)
- Virginia Lusk, 46, (Felony – Delivery – Methamphetamine)
- Trinity Smarr, 32, (Felony – Delivery/Conspiracy – Methamphetamine)
- Keisha Fisher, 33, (Felony – Delivery/Conspiracy – Methamphetamine)
- Shaylen Butcher, 21, (Misdemeanor – Delivery of an Imitation Substance)
Of these eight individuals, only two, Francis and Smarr, are currently accounted for in or custody, according to deputies. Debarr, Taylor, Henline, Lusk, Fisher and Butcher are still at large, deputies said. Deputies are urging anyone with any information on the whereabouts of the six individuals to contact the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office at 304-269-8251.
Deputies said that the vast majority of information concerning the accused came by way of concerned citizens. Several of the investigations have been pending since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the release stated. Deputies said the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) – Charleston, WV Office provided assistance on many of the investigations.
Lewis County Sheriff Adam Gissy said that information provided by the community was critical in making these arrests.
“We received complaints on them from concerned citizens, and I would have to without a shadow of a doubt say without their assistance we wouldn’t have been able to have any type of operation or effect those arrests today short of their help,” said Gissy.
Note – Smarr’s mugshot was the only mugshot available at the time this article was written