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Two men arrested for allegedly dealing heroin in Fayette County

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Phillip Moore and Phillip Gray were arrested for allegedly dealing drugs including heroin in the area of Hilltop, WV Phillip Moore and Phillip Gray were arrested for allegedly dealing drugs including heroin in the area of Hilltop, WV
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HILLTOP -

A drug investigation out of Fayette County lead the arrest of two men on Saturday night.  The arrests were made as part of a joint operation between the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, the West Virginia State Police and the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force.

Phillip Edward Gray, 30, of Charleston and Phillip Edward Moore, 65, of Hilltop were arrested on Saturday.  Moore also goes by the name of "Nook." The two men are charged with four counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance and one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.

"These charges stem from an on-going investigation into drug trafficking in the local area," said Sheriff Steve Kessler. "We anticipate that additional charges may be forthcoming in the near future."

Law enforcement officers searched a home at the MountainAir Trailer Park in Hilltop, WV on Saturday at 8 p.m.  While they were there, the found crack-cocaine, hydrocodone pills, marijuana and what is being called a "large amount" of heroin.  All of the drugs were seized along with a small amount of cash.  According to a news release from the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, the drug investigation includes the areas of Oak Hill, Glen Jean and Mount Hope.  

Gray and Moore were arraigned in front of a Fayette County magistrate.  Bond was set at $75,000 each.  Phillip Moore was released on bond.  Phillip Gray is being held in the Southern Regional Jail.

Sheriff Kessler asks that anyone with information on drug trafficking in Fayette County to contact CrimeStoppers at 304-255-7867 or the Fayette County Sheriff's Office at 304-574-4216.  Tips can also be submitted through the Fayette County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page.