CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Sixteen people have been rounded up this month in a multi-agency operation, many of the suspects were arrested in the Morgantown area.
“We arrested 16 out of 17 individuals and ended up in four different states,”U.S. Marshal Terry Moore said,”Eleven of those individuals were arrested around the Morgantown area, five were arrested in Detroit, one in Pennsylvania and one in Maryland.”
The suspects are accused of conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base.
Alonzo Eugene Travis, age 27, of Detroit, Michigan
Tyron Terreono Adams, age 26, of Detroit, Michigan
Darius Dashawn Wade, age 26, of Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Willie Clark, age 27, of Warren, Michigan
Schuyler Davis, age 30, of Detroit, Michigan
Kyle Alexander Martin, age 33, of Morgantown, West Virginia
Kenneth Burns, age 34, of Morgantown, West Virginia
Jeremy Hamlin, age 41, of Morgantown, West Virginia
Donald Noel Smith, age 41, of Oakland, Maryland
Alyssa Demus, age 30, of Fairmont, West Virginia
Candis Sanders, age 38, of Morgantown, West Virginia
Daniel McClung, age 40, of Morgantown, West Virginia
Daniel Meadows, age 49, of Morgantown, West Virginia
Andrew Benson, age 34, of Morgantown, West Virginia
Larry Bruce Heaster, age 55, of Morgantown, West Virginia
Lance Smith, age 46, of Confluence, Pennsylvania
“The majority of those were presented before the U.S. Magistrate and released on bond,”Moore said,”The ones from Detroit are pending hearings there before being rextradited to West Virginia.”
While this operation won’t completely stop the flow of illegal drugs into the area, Moore believes it will slow the flow temporarily.
“It should slow, at least this organization that these individuals were involved with,”Moore said,”From bringing narcotics from the Detroit, Michigan area to West Virginia.”
The U.S. Marshals are looking still searching for Candice Marie Adams, age 40, of Morgantown.
“All tips can be anonymous, if that’s what the caller chooses,”Moore said,”They can call us at our main phone line which is 304-623-0486.”
The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office participated.