FAIRMONT, W.Va. – On Thursday, members of the Three Rivers Drug and Violent Crime Task Force executed a search warrant in Fairmont.
“We’ve received complaints towards the end of 2018, late December. January 2 was the first day we started the investigation. We had some assistance by the DEA and Clarksburg police on duty. They came down and assisted us with hours of surveillance on the house,” said Officer Mike Keller, investigating Lieutenant with the City of Fairmont Police.
The warrant took place at a house in the 800 block of Virginia Avenue in Fairmont.
According to law enforcement, what was seized from the house were two ounces of crack, a half-pound of marijuana, 11 grams of fentanyl, dozens of hydrocodone & oxycodone pills, eight grams of heroin, two kilos of methamphetamine, four firearms and approximately $18,000 in cash.
According to Fairmont’s Chief of Police Steve Shine, three men from the Detroit area are in custody at North Central Regional Jail. The suspects are 37-year-old Terrence Marsh, 24-year-old Nicholas Mathis, and 20-year-old Lamar Perdue.
The animal in the picture is ‘Spur’, who ‘indicated’ to the officers of the drugs presence. Spur just got back from training Monday. This is the 4th time he’s indicated drugs.
“Our K-9 officer, Spur, White Hall PD had their K-9 Griz available as well, it’s just a huge asset to have. If it wasn’t for the K9 we’ve probably would’ve had to chase a couple of guys out of the house. Who knows where it would’ve went from there, but it deterred them from fleeing from that residence.” said Keller.
White Hall Police Department, Greater Harrison County Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration assisted in the search.
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