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UPDATE: 21 arrested in McDowell County drug roundup

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WELCH (WVVA) - A total of 21 individuals were sought during a drug roundup in McDowell County Friday.

Sheriff Martin West says most of the charges were related to prescription pill abuse. Most arrests were made in the War area.

West said that along with prescription drugs, heroin is also on the rise in the community.

West added that some of the arrests were follow-ups on community tips. He said the roundup sends a message that there are consequences for drug crimes.

As of 3:30 p.m., Friday, the following individual had been arrested:

  • Danny Ray Click, 55 y/o White Male from War, charged with Delivery of a controlled substance bond was set at $25,000; in jail
  • Robert Halsey Crockett, 36 y/o White Male from War, charged with Delivery of a controlled substance, bond was set at $25,000; in jail
  • Gary Gilbert, 33 y/o white male, from War, charged with 3 counts Delivery of a controlled substance, bond was set at $70,000; in jail
  • Brandon Shane Perkins, 23 y/o white male from War, charged with 2 counts of Delivery of a controlled substance, bond was set at $50,000; in jail
  • Jackie Ray Horn, 60 y/o white male from War, charged with 2 counts of delivery of a controlled substance, bond was set at $30,000; in jail
  • Shante Marie Pendry, 22 y/o black female from War, charged with 2 counts of delivery of a controlled substance, bond was set at $30,000; in jail
  • Mable Gail Johnson, 46 y/o white female from War, charged with 2 counts of delivery of a controlled substance, bond was set at $35,000; made bond
  • Jessie Ray Horne, 34 y/o white male from War, charged with delivery of a controlled substance, bond was set at $25,000; in jail
  • John Lemon Kestner, 41 y/o white male from War, charged with 3 counts delivery of a controlled substance, bond was set at $45,000; in jail
  • Stephanie Leigh Christian, 43 y/o white female from War, charged with 3 counts delivery of a controlled substance, bond was set at $45,000; made bond
  • Chris Joseph Gilbert, 26 y/o white male from War, charged with 2 counts delivery of a controlled substance, bond was set at $30,000; in jail
  • Jeff Mitchell, 45 y/o white male from War, charged with delivery of a controlled substance, bond was set at $15,000; in jail

On Monday, March 17, a news release from the West Virginia State Police stated the following individuals had also been arrested on Friday by the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force:

  • Tina Pendry, White Female from War, 2 counts Delivery of a controlled substance
  • Deloris Kestner, White Female from Bishop WV, 1 count Delivery of a controlled substance
  • Adam Price, White Male from War, 2 counts delivery of a controlled substance
  • Kaneka Boyd, Black Female from War, 1 count delivery of a controlled substance
  • Malinda Mullins, 2 counts delivery of a controlled substance
  • Tommy Frazier, 3 counts delivery of a controlled substance
  • Abraham Adams, 2 counts delivery of a controlled substance
  • Roger Sloan, 2 counts delivery of a controlled substance
  • Mark Spears, 1 counts delivery of a controlled substance
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