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Eric Timothy Fletcher

HEWITT CREEK — A Danville man faces a drug charge after a law enforcement officer said methamphetamine was found during a search of a vehicle in which the accused was a passenger.

According to the criminal complaint completed by West Virginia State Police Trooper A.R. Workman, Eric Timothy Fletcher of Danville was charged with possession with intent to deliver on May 13.

The report states that, while clearing the scene of an accident in the Hewitt Creek area of Boone County, the trooper observed a Kia with an expired inspection sticker blocking traffic.

The report states that while the officer was receiving information from the driver, he observed the accused in the back seat remove something from his pocket and place it under a blanket in the back seat.

The complaint states that after ordering the accused out of the back seat, he observed a camouflage bag and a black, partially open container lying in the back floorboard of the vehicle.

The report states that the driver gave permission for the officer to search the vehicle and that the accused communicated that “there was nothing to hide.”

The complaint states that during the search the officer located approximately 7.72 grams of methamphetamine, fifteen suboxone strips, one green ledger, one digital scale and $105 in cash inside the partially open black container.

The report further states that after the officer uncovered the items, the accused said the other passengers had no knowledge of the items. The accused was then placed under arrest.

According to the report, the accused said during an interview that he profits $500 per week through selling methamphetamine.

As of press time, Fletcher was held at Southwestern Regional Jail on a $150,000 surety/cash bond.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at or at 304-307-2401.

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