DINGESS – Two men were arrested on drug charges Monday in the Dingess area of Mingo County by troopers with the Williamson Detachment of the West Virginia State Police (WVSP).
James Maynard, 66 from Lenore, and Roscoe Dillon, Jr., 57 from Dingess, were arrested on the felony charge of possession with intent to deliver and the misdemeanor offense of simple possession by Sr. Troopers D. Contos and T. Kania III.
According to criminal complaints filed on Maynard and Dillon, the officers were attempting to locate a person wanted for questioning in the Dingess area.
Upon arrival at the residence near where the suspect was previously known to reside, the officers made contact with Dillon. When Dillon opened the door to his camper, officers detected the smell of marijuana.
Officers asked Dillon if he had marijuana in the residence. Dillon allegedly replied that he and Maynard had been smoking marijuana cigarettes prior to the officer’s arrival.
Dillon also allegedly told officers that there was more marijuana inside of the residence. When officers entered the residence, they observed a glass jar containing what they believed to be marijuana along with seven individually wrapped packaged plastic bags containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.
Officers also allegedly observed a measuring scale and several other plastic bags inside the residence. Officers also located an 8 mg Suboxone strip which is a schedule III controlled substance inside the residence.
Dillon and Maynard were arrested and taken to the South Western Regional Jail located in Holden, W.Va. Both were arraigned before Mingo County Magistrate Brock Mounts on Tuesday, September 27. Both are listed as pretrial felons and bond has been set at $21,000.
If convicted of the felony offense of possession with intent to deliver, Maynard and Dillon could be sentenced to up to five years in a state correctional facility and/or fined up to $15,000,
Information in this article was obtained by use of criminal complaints which are public record. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation and those named should be considered innocent until and if proven guilty.
(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)