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Gassaway Man Charged With Providing Fentanyl

Deputy A.L. Groves of the Braxton County Sheriff’s Department has charged a Gassaway man with providing an illegal drug to a 65-year-old female who had to be hospitalized due to the overdose. On Thursday August 18 Deputy groves responded to call of a possible overdose on Taylor Knob Road. Upon arrival the office encountered a 33-year-old male subject exiting the bathroom of the residence with a piece of tin foil in his hand, the female victim and first responders.
Deputy Groves notices a white powdery substance on the foil and ask the man what it was. That man, identified as David Joshua Williams of Nicholas Run Road, Gassaway, told the officer it was fentanyl. Williams later confessed that the woman had requested the drug and that he had provided it.
Williams was charged with delivery of a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces 3 to 15 years in prison and up to a $50,000 fine. Williams was arraigned before Magistrate Marva Crouch who is filling in for Braxton County Magistrate Beth Smith. His bond was set at $50,000.
Williams remains in the Central Regional Jail in lieu of that bond, pending additional court appearances.
The 65-year-old female was transported to Braxton County Memorial Hospital for treatment. No additional information has been released.