Fairmont man arrested after police say he was found with heroin, methamphetamine

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BARRACKVILLE, W.Va. – A Marion County man has been arrested after officers said they found heroin and methamphetamine in his possession.

On Thursday, May 9, officers with the Barrackville Police Department noticed a man standing by a vehicle in an area where officers said they had received several complaints of drug activity. Officers said the man, who was identified as David Long, 37, of Fairmont, told police that he was taking pictures of his vehicle to put on Craigslist and try to sell. 

Officers said another man, who Long said was his friend, began walking towards Long’s vehicle. When officers asked the man to come to their location, the man said “The h— with this,” and ran up the hill and out of site. Long was then detained by police, according to a criminal complaint.

Police then learned that Long’s vehicle had an improper registration and that Long’s license has been revoked for DUI, court documents stated. Long told police that he dropped off his friend and that his friend was going to hook him up for giving him a ride.

Officers then conducted a search of Long and located three separate packages that contained heroin, methamphetamine and $285 in cash. While searching the vehicle, officers said they located approximately 7.5 grams of heroin in a backpack, which also had digital scales and packaging materials consistent with drug transactions inside.

Long has been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, according to court documents. 

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