POINT PLEASANT — Four men, two of them from Dayton, Ohio, were arrested on Saturday on drug charges.
According to the Point Pleasant Police Department and Chief Joe Veith, Charles F. Donohue, 37, Point Pleasant, Justin W. Edinger, 29, Point Pleasant, Anthony D. Downey, 20, Dayton, CaDarius M. Moore, 19, Dayton, were all arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver marijuana and conspiracy to commit a felony.
The four men appeared before Mason County Magistrate Gail Roush on Monday who set each of their bonds at $200,000, cash only. They remained incarcerated at the Western Regional Jail as of Monday evening.
According to the criminal complaints filed in magistrate court, officers responded to a residence at 703 Viand Street, Apartment C, in reference to alleged drug activity, making contact with Donohue who reportedly stated he resided at that location. Officers were able to locate scales, bags, cash, alleged heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana inside the residence, according to the complaints.
Also, according to the complaints, Donohue reportedly told an officer he allowed Downey and Moore to stay in his apartment for the alleged purpose of selling illegal drugs. Downey reportedly told an officer Edinger allegedly sold illegal drugs for him multiple times on Saturday, according to the complaint.
Veith said his department received the information about the alleged drug activity and were able to act quickly. He also acknowledged the assistance of the Mason Count Sheriff’s Department in the case and the West Virginia State Police. Veith said earlier this year, officers made an arrest in a separate case in a different apartment located in the same building.
Possible penalties for those convicted of one count of possession with intent deliver include jail time for not less than one year nor more than 15 years, or fined not more than $25,000, or both.
Patrolman D. M. Taylor of the PPPD is the arresting officer in the case which involved the arrests on Saturday.
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