6 people arrested following drug bust in Randolph County

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Six Randolph County residents were arrested following a drug bust conducted by the West Virginia State Police in Randolph County.

On Sunday, March 31, at 6:50 p.m. troopers arrived at the Four Seasons Hotel, Apartment 11, located on 456 Harrison Avenue to assist state parole officers locate a person who failed to appear for parole. After troopers knocked on the door, a man answered, and troopers immediately smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the residence, according to court documents.

Troopers then ordered all of the individuals to exit the residence and went inside to make sure no one else was in the residence. While inside, troopers said they observed several small bags typically used for drug packaging. Troopers then conducted a search of all of the individuals, including Lucretia Edenfield, 37, of Elkins, and found methamphetamine inside of her cigarette pack. 

Troopers said the other people inside the residence were Rangley Kessler, 22, of Elkins; Daniel Gray, 33, of Elkins; Sasha Simmons, 31, of Mill Creek; Clayton Kimble, 31, of Elkins and Joshua Black, 31, of Elkins. Kimble and Black were the owners of the apartment, according to State Police.

At approximately 8 p.m., troopers obtained a search warrant for the residence from the Randolph County Magistrate Court, according to court documents. The search warrant was then executed at the residence at 8:17 p.m. Troopers said during the search, they located approximately 55.8 grams of methamphetamine, packaging materials, three digital scales and a drug ledger inside the residence.

Edenfield, Kessler, Gray, Simmons, Kimble and Black were all charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and conspiracy to commit a felony. Deputies said none of the individuals claimed responsibility for the items found inside the residence. All six individuals are currently being held at Tygart Valley Regional Jail, according to State Police.

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