Woman arrested after allegedly admitting to police she planned to sell fentanyl

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon woman was arrested for allegedly possessing fentanyl and admitting she intended to sell the substance.

Rebecca Day, 30, of Buckhannon, was arrested for possession with intent to deliver heroin on Thursday, April 13.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office, a traffic stop was made on a silver Chrysler 200 for speeding on Route 33 West, and Day was a passenger in the vehicle. The owner gave verbal consent to search the vehicle, Sgt. R.S. Rolenson with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office wrote in the complaint.

According to the file, Day possessed a concealed pill container and provided it to officer Angel McCauley with the Buckhannon Police Department.

“Defendant admitted it was purchased by her as fentanyl and she had purchased a gram to cut down to sell,” Rolenson wrote in the report.

Bail was set at $25,000 cash only by Upshur County Magistrate Mark Davis.

The potential penalty for possession with intent to deliver heroin 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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