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Drug Task Force arrests two for distributing hydrocodone pills in Meadow Bridge

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MEADOW BRIDGE (NEWS RELEASE) - Two Fayette County women have been arrested on drug charges. The Central West Virginia Drug Task Force released the following information concerning these arrests: 

Early Monday morning officers from the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force, the West Virginia State Police and the Fayette County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence in Meadow Bridge. This search warrant was obtained after investigators made controlled undercover purchases of narcotics from this residence. 

Debbie Lynn White, age 55, and Jennifer Lynn White, age 35, both of Meadow Bridge, were each arrested and charged with a single count of the felony offense of Distribution of a Controlled Substance. They were arraigned in the Magistrate Court of Fayette County and each was released on a $50,000.00 bond. 

During the execution of the search warrant at this residence, investigators found and seized a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine as well as several Hydrocodone pills. They also seized numerous firearms from the residence.

Debbie White has previously been convicted of a felony offense and is unable to legally own or possess firearms. Based on the contraband discovered during this search, the two females could face additional charges. 

According to court records, several adult members of the extended White family are either in jail awaiting trial on pending charges, released on bond to await trial on pending charges or serving sentences of incarceration following their convictions for various criminal offenses. "New York had the Gambino and Lucchese organized crime families," said Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah. "Here in the Meadow Bridge area, we have the White family. The members of this extended family may not be recognized as an 'organized' crime family, but they've certainly been accused of being involved in an awful lot of criminal activity in Fayette County." 

This case remains under investigation by the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force. Anyone with any information concerning drug trafficking offenses in Fayette County is asked to contact the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force at (304) 872-0377 or Crime Stoppers at (304) 255-7867. 

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