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FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) - A southern W.Va. correctional officer and his girlfriend are facing drug trafficking charges after police say they conspired to sell prescription drugs in Fayette County.

James Howard Butcher, 41 of Fayetteville, was arrested and charged with the felony offenses of delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Butcher's girlfriend, Misty Irene Goodwin, 35, of Ivydale in Clay County, was also arrested and charged with the same offenses as Butcher.

A search warrant was issued Wednesday for Butcher's home in the Whispering Oaks subdivision after investigators made a controlled purchase of prescription pills at the home, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

A search of the home uncovered a "large quantity" of 20mg Roxycodone pills valued at more than $3,000, more than $4,000 and a large number of firearms.

According the sheriff's department, Butcher and Goodwin had conspired to purchase large quantities of Roxycodone in Clay County and then re-sell the pills in the Fayetteville area.

Butcher is free on $100,000 bond. Goodwin remains jailed without bond. Butcher is a correctional officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Beckley.

"It's always incredibly disappointing when a law enforcement officer engages in criminal conduct of this nature," said Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler of the arrest. "No one is above the law, however, and Mr. Butcher must face the same possible penalties, should he be convicted of these crimes, as any other criminal defendant. No one gets a free pass- if you're dealing drugs in Fayette County, it's going to be investigated and if there's enough evidence you're going to get charged."

 

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