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Minden men arrested after calling state police to sell drugs

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John Jarrell and Danny Kincaid of Minden arrested after calling State Police in Oak Hill allegedly trying to sell drugs. John Jarrell and Danny Kincaid of Minden arrested after calling State Police in Oak Hill allegedly trying to sell drugs.

Calling a wrong number lands two Fayette County men in jail for allegedly dealing drugs. 

State Troopers with the Oak Hill Detachment were meeting with the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force when they received a phone call on Thursday at around 8 p.m.  According to deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, the trooper answered the phone by saying, "West Virginia State Police, How may I help you."  The person on the phone apparently asked if the trooper wanted to buy prescription pills, then gave directions to his home in Minden.

Officers with the drug task force went to the home on Thurbon Road in the area known as "Dog Holler."  Undercover officer were able to buy two hydrocodone pills from men who identified themselves at John Jarrell and Danny Kincaid.  Members of the West Virginia State Police, Fayette County Sheriff's Office and the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force then searched the home and found a bottle of hydrocodone pills and a small amount of money.

"It normally take a good deal of time to conduct an investigation into drug trafficking offenses and build a case," said Sheriff Steve Kessler. "When the bad guys come right to your door, it makes our job a whole lot easier."

John Frederick Jarrell, 36, and Danny Lee Kincaid, 60, both of Minden were arrested.  Jarrell is charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Conspiracy.  Kincaid is charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Conspiracy.

"John Wayne once said, 'Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.' Life is certainly tough for these two individuals right now," added Kessler.

The incident remains under investigation by the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force.  Anyone with information concerning drug trafficking in the Minden area can contact the Sheriff's Office at 304-574-4216 or CrimeStoppers 304-255-7867.  Tips can also be submitted to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office website.

"If you are so inclined, you can also contact your local law enforcement office and just arrange for yourself to be arrested," said Sheriff Kessler.  "We'll be happy to accommodate you."