Greenbrier County Man Arrested In Distributing Large Amounts Of Meth


GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- A Greenbrier County man has been arrested for meth, a firearm, and other controlled substances.

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, members of the West Virginia State Police, Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department and the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, executed a search warrant on the residence of Johnnie Ray Keener, age 32, located on Russellville Road, Quinwood, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

The search warrant was obtained by the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force based upon information that Mr. Keener was involved in the distribution of large amounts of Methamphetamine in the Greenbrier County area.

Upon executing the search warrant, officers discovered that Mr. Keener was not present at the residence. A search of the residence by officers resulted in the seizure of approximately two (2) ounces of crystal Methamphetamine and one (1) firearm, along with other items related to the sale of controlled substances.

During the course of the search warrant, Mr. Keener was located by officers in the Rainelle area and subsequently arrested for the charge of possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance-Methamphetamine.

Mr. Keener was arraigned by a Greenbrier County Magistrate and given a $50,000-dollar bond which was posted and he was released from custody pending further hearings.

The total street value of the crystal Methamphetamine which was seized from the residence of Mr. Keener during the search warrant is in excess of two-thousand ($2,000.00) dollars.

Additional charges may be forthcoming on Keener, as well as other individuals, stemming from this investigation.

Daniella Hankey

Good Morning West Virginia! Daniella Hankey is the Morning and Noon newscast Anchor. Daniella joined Newswatch as a Multi-Media journalist and quickly moved her way up to an Anchor. Before landing in the beautiful Mountain State, Daniella called her home Orlando, Florida. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to further her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. When Daniella is not working, you can find her exploring West Virginia especially the Greenbrier and engaging with community members. As a morning anchor, Daniella loves putting a smile on viewers faces in the morning and informing them of community events. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at You can also follow Daniella on Facebook at DaniellaHankeyTV.

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