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Hampshire County Sheriff’s Deputies, West Virginia State Police and the Romney Police Department arrested 15 county residents Wednesday on felony drug charges stemming from an ongoing narcotic investigation, according to a news release by the sheriff’s office this afternoon.
Bench warrants on the 15 plus two other county residents not yet arrested were issued on Sept. 4. Also during the execution of the warrants in the Romney, Augusta and Slanesville areas, 3 other individuals were arrested on drug related charges, according to the sheriff’s office.
During the sweep, officers of the 3 local departments executed 5 search warrants issued by the Hampshire County Magistrate Court.
Following are the individuals arrested on bench warrants:
Roxanne S. McManamay, age 32, of Augusta; James T. Beatty, 47, of Augusta; Robbie Whetzel, 30, Augusta; Michael D. Shingleton, 22, Augusta; Gregory S. Rinker, 28, Kirby; Aaron L. White, 57, Romney; Philip Billmeyer, 34, Romney; Joseph Long, 42, Romney; Jeremy Twigg, 38, Romney; Brian Buracker, 36, Romney; William Ford, 45, Slanesville; Robert Ford, 42, Slanesville; Ashley Lynch, 26, Slanesville; Ripley Andrews, 29, Slanesville; and William Calloway, 39, Slanesville.
Police reported the other 3 individuals arrested during the execution of the warrants were James Allen Poling, 32, of Romney for possession with intent and carrying a deadly weapon without a license; Angela Judy, 33, of Romney for possession of a controlled substance; and Joseph C. Shockey, 28, of Romney for possession of a controlled substance and false information.
During the past 10 months members of the Hampshire County Sheriffs Office have worked extremely hard to make Hampshire County a safer community, the news release stated.
“I would like to thank the community for their support and help as well as other local law enforcement for the information they provided,” Sheriff John Alkire said.
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