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15 people arrested in Upshur County as police seize guns, drugs and cash

On Thursday, August 25, 2022 Mountain Lake Drug Task Force, Upshur County Sheriff’s Office and Buckhannon Police Department arrested several individuals on drug charges, according to a press release.

Multiple officers executed arrest warrants and search warrants throughout Upshur County. These departments arrested 15 people with the total of 40 charges.

From those 15 people, officers seized two illegal firearms, 1,830 heroin/fentanyl stamps, 10 grams of methamphetamine, $6,516 in U.S. currency and approximately ¾ pound of illegal ginseng. The street value of the seized drugs was approximately $36,600.

These departments still have ongoing investigations that will result in more drug arrests.

According to the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office and magistrate court records, the arrests include:

Brittany Bevins, age 27 – Arrested for three counts delivery of a counterfeit substance. If convicted, the possible penalty is confinement in jail for not less than six months nor more than one year or a fine of not more than $5,000 or both. Bail was set at $25,000 cash only.

Anthony Bryant, age 26 – Arrested for assault on government employee or medical personnel. If convicted, the possible penalty is confinement for not less than 24 hours nor more than six months, a fine of not more than $200 or both. Bail was set at $25,000 cash only.

John Emerich, age 61 – Arrested for fleeing with reckless indifference. If convicted, the possible penalty is a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,000 and confinement in a state correctional facility not less than one nor more than five years. Bail was set at $25,000 cash only.

Richard Thomas Fogle III, age 31 – Arrested for conspiracy to deliver an imitation controlled substance and three counts of delivery of an imitation controlled substance. If convicted, the possible penalty is confinement in county jail for not more than one year or a fine of not more than $1,000 or both; and confinement in jail for not less than six month nor more than one year or a fine of not more than $5,000 or both. Bail was set at $25,000 cash only.

Susan McDowell Lutz, age 38 – Arrested for two counts of delivery of methamphetamine and two counts of delivery of an imitation controlled substance. If convicted, the possible penalty is confinement in a state correctional facility for not less than one year nor more than 15 years or a fine of not more than $25,000 or both confined and fined; and confinement in jail for not less than six months nor more than one year or a fine of not more than $5,000 or both. Bail was set at $40,000 cash only.

Eric Wade McClure, age 30 – Arrested for delivery of buprenorphine and possession with intent to deliver imitation controlled substance. If convicted, the possible penalty is confinement in a state correctional facility for not less than one year nor more than five years or a fine of not more than $15,000 or both; and confinement in jail for not less than six month nor more than one year or a fine of not more than $5,000 or both. Bail was set at $25,000 cash only.

Amy Lynn Milligan, age 52 – Arrested for delivery of an imitation controlled substance. If convicted, the possible penalty is confinement in jail for not less than six months nor more than one year or a fine of not more than $5,000 or both. Bail was set at $15,000 cash only.

Emily Sierra Nolan, age 28 – Arrested for delivery of a counterfeit substance, four counts, and conspiracy. If convicted, the possible penalty is confinement in jail for not less than six months nor more than one year or a fine of not more than $5,000 or both; and confinement in the county jail for not more than one year or a fine of not more than $1,000 or both confinement and a fine. Bail was set at $25,000 cash only.

Kelly J. O’Dell, age 45 – Arrested for two counts of delivery of an imitation controlled substance. If convicted, the possible penalty is confinement in jail for not less than six months nor more than one year or a fine of not more than $5,000 or both. Bail was set at $25,000 cash only.

Price Javon Patterson, age 35 – Arrested for obstructing an officer. If convicted, the possible penalty is a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500 or confinement in jail not more than one year or both. Bail was set at $10,000 cash only.

Marika Shantel Phillips, age 25 – Arrested for three counts delivery of an imitation controlled substance. If convicted, the possible penalty is confinement in jail for not less than six months nor more than one year or a fine of not more than $5,000 or both. Bail was set at $15,000 cash only.

John W. Plivelich, age 42 – Arrested for delivery of a controlled substance. If convicted, the possible penalty is confinement in a state correctional facility for not less than one year nor more than 15 years or a fine of not more than $25,000 or both. Bail was set at $15,000 cash only.

Joseph M. Primovero, age 44 – Arrested for delivery of an imitation controlled substance. If convicted, the possible penalty is confinement in jail for not less than six months nor more than one year or a fine of not more than $5,000 or both. Bail was set at $15,000 cash only.

Jamie Andrew Radcliff, age 34 – Arrested for three counts of delivery of an imitation controlled substance. If convicted, the possible penalty is confinement in jail for not less than six months nor more than one year or a fine of not more than $5,000 or both. Bail was set at $25,000 cash only.

William T. Wolfe, age 38 – Arrested for delivery of methamphetamine and conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine. If convicted, the possible penalty is confinement in a state correctional facility for not less than one year nor more than 15 years or a fine of not more than $25,000 or both confined and fined; and confinement in a state correctional facility for a determinate sentence of not less than two nor more than 10 years. Bail was set at $30,000 cash only.

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