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Welch Teens Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

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WELCH– Two McDowell County teens are facing multiple drug charges after a burglary investigation.

Friday morning the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office was assisting the Bluefield West Virginia Police Department on a burglary case that happened in their jurisdiction. They went to a home at 396 Stewart Street in Welch.

Deputies found a quantity of crack cocaine, marijuana, Suboxone, and us currency. Tony Eugene Ward Jr. a black 19 year old man from Welch was arrested on charges of possession of crack cocaine a schedule i controlled substance and possession of a schedule iii controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and felony conspiracy.

Joseph Patrick Wellman, a 19 year old white man from Welch is facing charges of possession of a schedule iii controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana possession of a schedule i controlled substance and felony conspiracy. Both subjects were arraigned before magistrate Richard Vandyke and a bond of $56,000 was set for both. They were both remained into the McDowell County holding unit awaiting transport to the South Western Regional Jail.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com


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