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Oak Hill Police arrest 3 in prescription pill investigation

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Three Oak Hill residents, Matthew Simpson, Eric England and Peggy Black, accused of dealing prescription drugs. Three Oak Hill residents, Matthew Simpson, Eric England and Peggy Black, accused of dealing prescription drugs.
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An investigation into the illegal sale of prescription drugs lead to a trio of arrests in Oak Hill on Monday, Feb. 24.

The Central West Virginia Drug Task force conducted an undercover drug purchase at 314 Central Ave. in Oak Hill.  The purchase was made as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation which was initiated by the Oak Hill Police officer attached to the task force.  Undercover officers were able to buy prescription Roxycodone pills at the house.

According to a release from the Oak Hill Police Department, Eric Wayne England, 39, Matthew Quinton Simpson, 24, and Peggy Lee Black, 33, all of Oak Hill, were inside the house when the buy was made. England and Simpson are charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Deliver Roxycodone and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.  Black is charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Deliver Roxycodone and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.

A search of the home that was conducted by Oak Hill Police Department, Fayette County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia State Police and the Drug Task Force.  Officers found a large amount of marijuana and Roxycodone pills.  They also found more than $2,500 in cash.

Black, Simpson and England are all being held in the Southern Regional Jail. Bond for Black and Simpson was set at $100,000.  There is no bond listed for England, who is also facing a parole violation according to the Regional Jail Authority.