Drug sweep nets two dozen in Mercer County

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PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — Law enforcement officers were out in force on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. They were serving warrants in a drug sweep.

A total of 54 warrants were filed and officers with the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force went out to serve them in Mercer County. There were a total of 24 people arrested or already in jail on Thursday morning.

Arrested or Incarcerated

  • Anthony B. Robertson
  • Ronald Eugene Hart
  • Robert Raye Vipperman
  • Melvin Alvina Slade, III
  • Natashia Lynn Joy
  • Wiley Madison Hill
  • Randall Aron Browning
  • Ishmael “Clark” Browning
  • David Keith Bennett
  • Floyd “Michael” Lane
  • Robert Brian Whitlow
  • Tiffany Marie Bennett
  • Christy Lynn Fobert
  • Amanda Proffitt
  • Chase Farley
  • Cody Hardbarger
  • Cory Somoskey
  • Josh Long
  • Kayla Neal
  • Latonya Wallace
  • Michelle Shrader Blake
  • Sean Wilson
  • Sybrea Hall-Willis
  • Terrance Skinner

Investigators said the bulk of the warrants in this sweep were for dealing methamphetamine. Law enforcement officers are still searching for 30 other suspects. Here is a list of those who are still on the run.

Outstanding Warrants

  • Thomas Allen Sheappheard – Matoaka area
  • Eddie Arnold Bennett, Jr. – Lashmeet/Matoaka
  • Scotty Ray Inscore – Princeton area
  • Darius Antonio Johnson – Green Valley area
  • Paul “PJ” Edwin Hoston, Jr. – Princeton area
  • Michael Lynn White – Princeton area
  • Scotty Edward Blankenship – Princeton area
  • Heather Dawn Goff – Princeton area
  • Ashley Leanne Hylton – Charleston area
  • Timothy Lee Phillips – Lashmeet area
  • David Michael Earnest – Princeton area
  • Brittany Nicole Hensley – Montcalm area
  • Brandi Leigh Browning – North Carolina area
  • Randy Christopher Lambert – Princeton area
  • Alec Chatman – Princeton area
  • Andrew Thomas Janes – Princeton area
  • James Keith Joyner – Bluefield area
  • Kristy Junelle Rayner – Green Valley area
  • Landan Tyree Jones – Bluefield area
  • Brandon Dudleson – McDowell County/Princeton area
  • Cathryn Natividad – Fayette County/Bluefield area
  • Earl Inscore, Jr. – Princeton area
  • Gary Sanders – Princeton area
  • Jeremy Loffer – Princeton area
  • Josh Phillips – Bluefield/Princeton area
  • Shannon Wyatt – Bramwell area
  • Reginald McEachen – Princeton area
  • Bradley George – Princeton area
  • Christel Landis – Princeton area
  • Mindy Dillow – Princeton area

Anyone with information on the location of these people is asked to contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office at 304-487-8364. Anonymous tips can also be left with Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at the organization’s website or by using the P3 Tips App on any Apple or Android Device.

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