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Tennessee woman arrested for allegedly transporting heroin into Upshur County

BUCKHANNON – A Tennessee woman was arrested for allegedly delivering drugs across state lines, into West Virginia.

Allison Fox, 41, of Morristown, Tennessee, was arrested Tuesday for possession with intent to deliver heroin, transporting heroin into this state and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, all felonies.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed by investigating officer Cpl. Marshall O’Connor with the Buckhannon Police Department and the Mountain Lakes Drug and Violent Crime Unit on Tuesday Dec. 1, O’Connor conducted a buy-bust operation at Sheetz in Buckhannon using a source.

Fox allegedly used her cell phone to call the source for the purpose of arranging the sale of one gram of heroin for $200-$300. According to the complaint, Fox also allegedly messaged the source to tell them her supplier had the “requested amount” and would bring the heroin into the state of West Virginia from Tennessee. The total amount of heroin seized was .6 grams.

The file says Fox allegedly admitted she was going to give the heroin to her boyfriend. Also located in the associated vehicle was 1.5 grams of methamphetamine, the file states.

Bail was set at $90,000.

The potential penalty for a conviction of possession with intent to deliver heroin is confinement for not less than one year nor more than 15 years, a fine of up to $25,000 or both. The potential penalty for a conviction of transporting heroin into West Virginia is confinement for not less than one year nor more than 15 years, a fine of up to $25,000 or both.

Finally, the potential penalty for a conviction of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance is confinement for a determinate sentence of not less than two nor more than 10 years.

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