A large amount of cocaine and a gun were found in a vehicle stopped by police in Boone County on Tuesday.
Keith Allen McCloud, of Chapmanville, and Jamal Corey Sherod, of Charleston, were arrested on various charges after West Virginia State Police said they stopped a car the two men were traveling in on Corridor G (U.S. 119), near Six Mile Road, and found the illegal drugs and weapon.
No other details about which man was driving the car, the amount of cocaine, or the type of gun found inside the vehicle were released. Police only said the amount of cocaine found was “a large amount.”
Both men were taken to the Southwestern Regional Jail and each are being held on a $100,000 bond.
State Police say they also had foot powder with them that McCloud and Sherod planned to sell as cocaine.
Meanwhile, a federal grand jury in Charleston, returned two indictments on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, related to the illegal distribution of heroin.
The grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging Marion Alonvo Felder of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, with the distribution of heroin on September 2, September 14 and October 1, 2013, in Parkersburg.
The grand jury also charged Keith Irons, 25, of Marion County, Ohio, with heroin distribution.
According to the two-count indictment of Irons, he distributed heroin on October 3 and October 6, 2013, in Parkersburg.
Marion and Irons each face up to 20 years in prison on each count if convicted.
The investigation was conducted by the Parkersburg Police Department and the Parkersburg Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks is in charge of the prosecution.
This case is being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin. T
According to U.S. Prosecuting Attorney Booth Goodwin, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, are committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District of West Virginia.
(Editor’s note: The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.)