Detroit men nabbed in Fairmont for drug dealing

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Fairmont police say two Detroit men are in custody and a substantial amount of heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine is off the street.

Over the last few weeks, confidential informants conducted a series of purchases of drugs from Kevin Jarrett Jr, 29, and Leroy Charleston, 37, both of Detroit. The purchases yielded quantities of fentanyl and heroin.

Police say when a confidential informant took Jarrett to wire money to an associate in Detroit during the investigation, Jarrett explained the drug dealing operation.

This week, police raided an apartment on Locust Avenue and found a phone used in the drug transactions and a large quantity of methamphetamine in shopping bag near the front door.

Both have been charged with delivery of fentanyl, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and conspiracy to violate drug laws. They are being held in the North Central Regional Jail.