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Suspected Harrison County heroin dealer to remain in jail

CLARKSBURG — A federal magistrate on Friday ordered a 27-year-old accused of selling heroin detained pending prosecution.       Matthew Vanhorn, formerly of Stonewood, was arrested by the Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force following a controlled buy late last week at the Bridgeport Wingate Inn.       The task force also raided the room at the Wingate that Vanhorn … Read more

Drug task force arrests 2

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 … Read more

Drug task force arrests pair on federal drug charges

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 … Read more

Stonewood resident faces four drug charges

CLARKSBURG —  A Stonewood man was charged late Friday afternoon with four counts of delivery of a controlled substance by the Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.       Harrison Magistrate Warren “Gizzy” Davis set bond at $100,000 for John J. Jones III, also known as “John Boy.”       The defendant delivered oxycodone April 17, 23 and 29, and hydrocodone … Read more

U.S. Attorney Ihlenfeld Indicts More Clarksburg Residents on Drug Charges!

From Office of the United State Attorney, Northern District of West Virginia  United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that investigations by the Greater Harrison Drug & Violent Crime Task Force have led to federal indictments being returned this week in Clarksburg.   LEROY ROUSSEAU a/k/a “BLACK,”  of Clarksburg and formerly  of Washington, D.C. was charged with four … Read more

Authorities find another stolen gun

CLARKSBURG — Law enforcement agencies have recovered another gun that was stolen about a week ago from the Stonewood Police Department — bringing the total number of retrieved weapons to 16, sources say.       But authorities aren’t entirely sure whether other related firearms remain on the street.       “We’re still waiting on the Stonewood Police Department to reconcile … Read more