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Man arrested after allegedly attempting to flush heroin down the toilet

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County man was arrested Sunday in connection to an incident that occurred in January 2022 in which he allegedly attempted to dispose of heroin before a search occurred.

Rickey Currence, 40, of Buckhannon, was arrested for possession with intent to deliver, a felony.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed by investigating officer Sgt. Rodney Rolenson with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, on Jan. 4, 2022, a search warrant operation was conducted at Currence’s residence.

Upon arrival, Currence was seen running into the house and allegedly attempted to dispose of heroin in the toilet, the police report says. In addition, Currence had pre-packaged wax paper folds laid out on his bed.

During the search, law enforcement officers also allegedly found digital scales, zip-top bags and prescription pills, all consistent with the sale and delivery of controlled substances, the file states.

Upshur County Magistrate Mark Davis set bail at $25,000 cash or surety.

The penalty for a conviction of possession with intent to deliver is confinement in a state correctional facility for not less than one year nor more than 15 years, a fine of not more than $25,000, or both.

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