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Oak Hill Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

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OAK HILL– An Oak Hill man is in jail today on multiple drug charges.  Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident.

       A Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy was conducting traffic enforcement today in the Oak Hill area.  Lieutenant T.N. Mooney of the Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after receiving information that it was just involved in a drug sale. Mooney’s K-9 partner “Arras” provided a positive drug indication on this vehicle.  A subsequent search of the car yielded a quantity of methamphetamines and Suboxon packaged for sale. A quantity of cash was also located during the search.
James E. Canterbury (73 of Oak Hill) was arrested on two felony counts of Possession With Intent to Deliver Narcotics. Canterbury was also booked on 6 felony counts of Delivery of Controlled Substance by the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force after they had conducted controlled narcotics purchases from him. The Task Force purchased quantities of both heroin and methamphetamine from Canterbury during the course of their investigations.  He has been placed at the Southern Regional Jail in lieu of a $100,000.00 Bond.
“Solid investigative work from both the K-9 Deputy and the Task Force Detectives gets this man off the street for now” said Sheriff Fridley.  “Tips from the public and other intelligence resources help tremendously as well”.
If you have any information regarding this incident or any other crimes, 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. This incident remains under investigation by Lieutenant T.N. Mooney of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, and the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force.


Tyler Barker

Tyler is the Chief Meteorologist & Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. You can find him weekdays at 5, 6, and 11 pm on WOAY-TV. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com


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