Kenny Jones arrested in Welch on prescription drug charges - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Kenny Jones arrested in Welch on prescription drug charges

Posted: Updated:
Kenny Jones was arrested in Welch for allegedly dealing drugs. Kenny Jones was arrested in Welch for allegedly dealing drugs.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Victim identified in fatal accident near Cyclone, WV

    Victim identified in fatal accident near Cyclone, WV

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:01:40 GMT
    According to officials in Wyoming County, the driver was thrown from the vehicle.
    According to officials in Wyoming County, the driver was thrown from the vehicle.
  • Man accused of selling drugs near school faces jury in Tazewell, VA

    Man accused of selling drugs near school faces jury in Tazewell, VA

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:40:49 GMT
    A trial began in Tazewell County on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 for a man who is accused of selling drugs. Joseph Panagopoulas is charged with Distribution of a Schedule II Drug, Distribution on School Property and Conspiracy.
    A trial began in Tazewell County on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 for a man who is accused of selling drugs. Joseph Panagopoulas is charged with Distribution of a Schedule II Drug, Distribution on School Property and Conspiracy.
  • WV Wilderness group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    WV Wilderness group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:40:53 GMT
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.

The McDowell County Sheriff's Office made an arrest this week in an investigation into the illegal sale of prescription medication.

Deputies received a tip on Tuesday, Jan. 21 that Kenny Lee Jones was trying to sell prescription pills in downtown Welch.  Jones was apparently yelling at people in the area.  Deputies said that when the arrested Jones they found a Schedule IV controlled substance on him.

Jones is charged with Possession with Intent to Sell a Schedule IV Controlled Substance. 

(Click Here to check out the penalties for dealing drugs)

Jones was arraigned in front of Magistrate Steve Cox.  He was released on a $10,000 bond on Wednesday, Jan. 22.