McDowell County Deputies Arrest A Man For Meth


PAYNESVILLE, WV (WOAY) – The McDowell County Sheriff’s Department found a large quantity of meth near Paynesville.

Gregory Dustin Shane Cooper, 26, was arrested after deputies seized drugs at his home.

Cooper is charged with possession with intent to deliver a schedule II controlled substance, (methamphetamine), maintaining a dwelling for sale or use of a controlled substance.

He was arraigned before Magistrate Daniel Mitchell and a bond of $26,000 was set.

He was remanded into the McDowell County Holding Unit awaiting transport to the Southwestern Regional Jail.

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