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Buckhannon woman arrested on drug-related felony charge at Tygart Valley Regional Jail

ELKINS – A Buckhannon woman who was indicted by a Lewis County Grand Jury earlier this month was subsequently arrested on an unrelated felony charge as she was completing the intake process into the Tygart Valley Regional Jail recently.

Lindsey Ann Quigley, 30, had originally been housed in TVRJ for a misdemeanor charge in Upshur County. According to the Upshur Circuit Clerk’s Office, the misdemeanor was for allegedly driving with a suspended license.

As Quigley was being reprocessed back into TVRJ after being indicted by a Lewis County Grand Jury on a charge of grand larceny, a felony, she was found to have allegedly concealed a small bag of crystallized substance in her bra, according to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court on July 10.

The grand larceny charge from the Lewis County Grand Jury was handed down on July 8, 2019.

The criminal complaint said the small bag of crystallized substance allegedly in Quigley’s bra was later tested and found to be methamphetamine. The complaint said correctional officers at TVRJ advised Quigley said the substance was meth, adding the baggy and the substance had a combined weight of approximately 0.8 grams.

Quigley was charged with “other offenses related to adults in custody, a felony.” The part of West Virginia Code under which Quigley was charged – 61-5-8 (g) (1) – states, “an inmate of a jail, state correctional facility, juvenile facility or juvenile detention center having in his or her possession any poison, implement of escape, dangerous material, weapon, telecommunications device or any controlled substance as defined by chapter sixty-a of this code are guilty of a felony.”

If convicted on the charge, she faces a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000; confinement in a state correctional facility for not less than one year nor more than five years; or both. However, in the discretion of the court, a person could be confined in jail not more than one year and fined not more than $500.

Quigley appeared in Randolph County Magistrate Court before Magistrate Mike Dyer who set bond at $10,000 cash, property or surety.

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