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Fayetteville Man Facing Drug Charges

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FAYETTEVILLE– A Fayette County man has been arrested this evening for the delivery of illegal narcotics. Sheriff Michael Fridley released the following information regarding this incident;

Steven Wayne Compton (Age 43 of Fayetteville) was arrested this evening at his residence in Fayetteville on two felony counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance- Methamphetamine. A quantity of methamphetamine and cash was located at his residence during the execution of a search warrant at the time of his arrest. The search warrant was executed by members of the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force, Deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, and the West Virginia State Police.

Compton was arraigned by the Fayette County Magistrate’s Office following his arrest. He was then remanded to the Southern Regional Jail in lieu of a $35,000.00 bond.

“Cooperative efforts between law enforcement and the public often produce positive results” says Sheriff Fridley. “The Drug Task Force officers are working very hard to combat the drug epidemic in our region, following leads and aggressively working their investigations”.

This incident remains under investigation by the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force (CWVDTF). Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590, or through our Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,” or you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP.

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Rachel Ayers

Rachel Ayers started as a multi-media journalist at WOAY in October of 2015. She then moved to evening anchor in September of 2016. Read More