Buckhannon man arrested for allegedly selling methamphetamine after cash is discovered nearby

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County man was arrested this week for allegedly selling $40 worth of methamphetamine to another person.

William A. Henline, 25, of Buckhannon, was arrested Monday for delivery of a controlled substance, a felony.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed by investigating officer deputy T.R. Collins with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, on Monday, Dec. 27, at approximately 11:20 a.m., Collins received a call from the E911 Upshur County Communication Center about someone brandishing a weapon at a residence on Hawkins Road.

Upon arrival, Collins made contact with Henline, who was suffering from a bloody nose. When Collins questioned witnesses on scene about the brandishing incident, they said Henline was conducting a drug deal with another male, the complaint states.

According to the report, Henline allegedly admitted to possessing some methamphetamine inside a building and showed Collins where the meth was located before handing it over to the deputy. The methamphetamine was inside a clear box with a snort straw. Henline also allegedly admitted to selling .2 or .3 grams of methamphetamine to another male for “$40 or $50,” the police report says.

Sometime after, $40 in cash was found across the road near the entrance to the Hawkins Road residence. Henline allegedly admitted the cash “was the money from the drug deal” and it had fallen out of his pocket during an altercation with a woman, Collins wrote in the criminal complaint.

Upshur County Magistrate Alan Suder set bail at $25,000 — $10,0000 cash or surety and $15,000 personal recognizance. As of Tuesday afternoon, Henline remained incarcerated in Tygart Valley Regional Jail, according to the West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority website.

The penalty for a conviction of delivery of a controlled substance is confinement in the state penitentiary for not less than one year, nor more than 15 years; a fine of up to $25,000; or both.

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