On Friday, March 25 local law enforcement officers attempted to serve a search warrant at 34 Camden Avenue in Sutton. Members of the Braxton County Sheriff’s Department, Sutton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police and the Mountain Lakes Drug and Violent Crime Task Force were involved in the operation.
Deputies Andrew Groves, Cpl. Cleve Westfall and State Police Sgt. Andy Shingler of the Task Force had conducted controlled drug buys at the residents which resulted in Deputy Groves obtaining warrants for Britney M. McEvers, 33, Robert R. Jones, 31 and James A. Stewart, 63, that were being served along with the search warrant.
During the search of the residence, officers discovered to small bags of a white powdery substance believe to be a combination of fentanyl and methamphetamine, ten Suboxone strips, a container believed to be meth, a bag containing a green leafy substance and two hypodermic needles loaded with what was believed to be illegal drugs.
McEvers was charged on three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (heroin), and three counts of conspiracy. Stewart faces the same charges as McEvers. Jones is charge with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of conspiracy. McEvers is currently lodged in the Central Regional Jail after being arraigned before Braxton County Magistrate Beth Smith. McEvers bond stemming from the controlled drug buys was set at $75,000, cash only. She was arraigned before Magistrate David Singleton following her Friday arrest where she faces an additional $75,000 cash only bond.
James Stewart was arraigned before Magistrate Singleton. His bond was also set at $75,000 cash only.
Jones’ bond was set at $10,000 cash only following his arrest in Gilmer County. All three were still incarcerated in the CRJ at press-time.