9 people arrested, 2 at large, following drug roundup in Lewis County

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WESTON, W.Va. – UPDATE (5/30/19 5:35 p.m.):

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department is now looking for two people after making nine drug arrests Thursday.

Authorities are still looking for Sonya Rogers and Robert Metz, according to the sheriff’s department.


Four people have been arrested and deputies are searching for seven others following a drug roundup in Lewis County on Thursday.

Deputies with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department and members of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI – Charleston, W.Va.) served multiple drug associated arrest warrants throughout the area. A total of 11 individuals are facing drug charges for offenses that deputies said transpired over recent months.

”Our office has fielded a manifold of complaints concerning a number of the individuals from today’s operation,” Sheriff Adam Gissy of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department said.

Listed below are the four individuals who are in police custody, or accounted for and their charges, according to deputies:

  • Thomas R. Suder, 28, two counts of delivery of methamphetamine
  • Daniel W. Backus Jr., 35, two counts of delivery of methamphetamine
  • Joseph W. Lattea, 28, two counts of possession of a controlled substance
  • Kristy L. Vankirk, 39, possession of a controlled substance

Listed below are the seven individuals that deputies said are still at large, and the charges they are facing:

  • Brittany D. Lattea, 26, two counts of delivery of methamphetamine
  • Darian C. Lewis, 29, two counts of delivery of methamphetamine
  • Robert M. Metz, 29, two counts of delivery of marijuana
  • Shyla L. Landis, 30, two counts of delivery of methamphetamine
  • Taylor C. Reed, 20, two counts of possession of a controlled substance
  • Sonya Rogers, 42, two counts of possession of a controlled substance
  • Sarah Sprouse, 27, possession of a controlled substance

“We’re optimistic that future investigations will target more of the same whom have blighted many of our neighborhoods,” said Sheriff Gissy.

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