Preston drug investigation leads to 8 suspects

DrugsTERRA ALTA, W.Va — Preston County authorities spent Wednesday morning executing search warrants to round up drug suspects.

Eight people are accused an a number or charges involving cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs, and Subutex, a medication used to treat opiate dependence.

Preston County sheriff’s deputies, Masontown police, Reedsville police, West Virginia State Police and Garrett County, Md. sheriff’s deputies worked to make 7 arrests. An 8th suspect is considered a fugitive from justice.

William “Billy” Gank, 41, of 306 W State Avenue, Terra Alta, was charged with delivery of Subutex, a schedule III controlled substance. Gank’s bond was set at $25,000.
Rambo Coy Dixon, 29, of 32922 Veterans Memorial Highway, Terra Alta, was charged with delivery of heroin, a schedule I narcotic controlled substance. Dixon’s bond was set at $30,000.

Daniel Shawn Dewitt, 41, and Audrey M. Dewitt, 68, both of 305 Aurora Avenue, Terra Alta, were charged with delivery of Subutex, a schedule III controlled substance. Bond was set at $25,000 for both of them.

Neil Ray Darlington, 35, of 500 Shaffer Avenue, Apartment 506, Terra Alta was charged with delivery of cocaine, a schedule II narcotic controlled substance. Darlington’s bond was set at $25,000.

Ranae Dawn Murphy, 26, also of 500 Shaffer Avenue, Apartment 506, Terra Alta was charged with possession of cocaine, a schedule II narcotic controlled substance, with the intent to deliver. Her bond was set at $25,000.

Craig Oakes Langworthy, 25, of 405 Ringer Avenue, Apartment C, Terra Alta, was charged with delivery of heroin, a schedule I narcotic controlled substance. Langworthy’s bond was set at $25,000.

Louis Allen Collins, 28, also of 405 Ringer Avenue, Apartment C, Terra Alta, is considered a fugitive from justice. He’s facing a charge for the delivery of heroin, a schedule I narcotic controlled substance. Mr. Collins was not home at the time of the search warrants.

Delivery of schedule I and II narcotic controlled substances are punishable by a prison sentence of one to fifteen years and/or a fine not more than $25,000.
Delivery of a schedule III controlled substance is punishable by a prison sentence of one to five years and/or a fine of not more than $15,000.