Drug task force arrests pair on federal drug charges

Drug task force arrests pair on federal drug charges

Posted Tuesday, 8 October 2013

CLARKSBURG — The Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force has arrested two individuals on federal drug charges.       

Francesca Strakal, also known as “Frankie,” 20, of Gypsy, and Tayla Keener, 22, of Bridgeport, are each facing a count alleging maintaining a drug-involved premises in the Clarksburg area.       

The defendants were released on bond after initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate John S. Kaull.       

Task Force Chair John Walker, also chief of Bridgeport Police, urged area residents to contact the task force with any information about drug trafficking in the Harrison County area. Calls can be made to (304) 848-7053, or to the tip line at (304) 709-DRUG (3784).