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Wyoming County businessman is arrested for selling synthetic marijuana

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Ronald Cook was arrested on drug charges in Oceana, WV on Thursday. Ronald Cook was arrested on drug charges in Oceana, WV on Thursday.

WYOMING COUNTY (WVVA)  A Oceana businessman is charged with selling synthetic marijuana at his shop.

Ronald Cook, 75, of Omar, Logan County is charged with three counts of delivery of a controlled substance.

Officers with the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and Wyoming Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant on the Hillbilly Discount in Oceana on Thursday.  According to Sheriff Randall Aliff, more than 400 bottles of "suspected synthetic marijuana, over $14,000 in cash and numerous firearms" were discovered during the search. Officers also searched Cook's home in Logan County.

Cook has been under investigation for a year. Sheriff Aliff says his office has received multiple complaints from parents and citizens about synthetic marijuana being sold at the store.

Cook was arraigned in front of Magistrate J.R. Boles. Bond was set at $150,000. Further charges may be filed. Aliff is asking for anyone who has dealt with a family member of friend who was hospitalized for using synthetic marijuana bought at the store to call 304-732-8000. 

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