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French Creek woman arrested for allegedly selling meth, marijuana out of her residence

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County woman was arrested this week for allegedly selling marijuana and methamphetamine out of her residence and driving with a suspended license.

Roxanne S. Scott, 34, of French Creek and Crawford, West Virginia, was arrested Thursday, Aug. 19 for possession with intent to deliver marijuana, a felony; possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a felony; and driving while license suspended third offense, a misdemeanor.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed by investigating officer Sgt. T.M. Stewart with the Buckhannon Police Department, on July 2, 2021, Scott was allegedly operating a 1999 Subaru on Kanawha Street while her license was suspended for previous citations. The file says Scott was reportedly involved in a motor vehicle accident in which she struck another vehicle in the rear. In the complaint, Stewart noted that Scott had several prior driving while suspended convictions with dates of Feb. 27, 2021, Dec. 22, 2020, and April 19, 2021.

Scott was also arrested on additional drug-related charges related to a search warrants being executed at her residence on the Alexander Road in April 2021 and June 2021.

According to another criminal complaint in the magistrate clerk’s office filed by investigating officer Sgt. Theron Caynor with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, on April 6, 2021, Upshur County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Coffman received information from a confidential informant that Scott possessed marijuana and methamphetamine in her residence, and the drugs were for sale.

A search warrant was obtained and served for her residence, and law enforcement officers allegedly found several items in Scott’s bedroom, including a set of scales, plastic bags and a small bag of marijuana weighing 5.4 grams. In addition, Scott allegedly had $9,880 in cash in her room, the file states. When asked about the methamphetamine, Scott said she was “out of product,” the file says. A mirror with white powder residue and a thermos officers believed was used for hiding items – and which emanated “a strong chemical smell” was also reportedly found in her bedroom, the police report states.

A third criminal complaint in the magistrate clerk’s office filed by investigating officer Sgt. R.S. Rolenson with the sheriff’s office alleges that on June 8, 2021, members of the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office and the Mountain Lakes Drug and Violent Crime Task Force executed a search warrant in connection with information that Scott was allegedly selling methamphetamine. During the search, officers allegedly found methamphetamine in Scott’s bedroom and marijuana in Scott’s child’s bedroom.

Upshur County Magistrate Alan Suder set bail at $63,000 — $31,500 cash only and $31,500 personal recognizance.

The penalty for each count of possession with intent to deliver both methamphetamine and marijuana is imprisonment in the state penitentiary for one to five years, a fine of up to $15,000 or both. Meanwhile, the penalty for third-offense driving while license suspended is confinement in jail for a period of not less than 30 days nor more than 90 days and a fine ranging between $150 and $500.

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