UPDATE: Meth bust in Greenbrier County nets $60K in drugs and dozens of guns

Greenbrier County
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1 p.m. Dec. 13, 2017 UPDATE:

Deputies in Greenbrier County have released new details about the arrest of David Wayne Lilly.  During a search of Lilly’s home on Tuesday, Dec. 5, investigators found around seven ounces of crystal methamphetamine and 36 firearms which included rifles, shotguns and pistols.  Some of those guns had been reported stolen.

Lilly was not home at the time of the search and an arrest warrant was issued for him on a charge of possession with intent to deliver.  He was arrested on Monday, Dec. 11 in Lewisburg.  Deputies said the total amount of meth found in the home and during his arrest was valued at around $60,000.

More charges may be filed in the case against Lilly.  There is also a chance more arrests will be made in the investigation.


LEWISBURG, W. Va. (WVNS) — More than $30,000 worth of meth was found inside of a car during a traffic stop in Lewisburg, resulting in two people arrested. 

Lewisburg Police arrested  David Lilly, 35 of Talcott, and Sara Bennett, 28 of Lewisburg, on Monday around midnight. 

Police said when they pulled over the vehicle Lilly was driving, they could smell a strong odor of marijuana. Inside the car, officers said they also found a 1/2 pound of crystal meth, worth about $30,000 in street value.   

Officers said Lilly was already wanted after the Greenbrier County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force obtained warrants and searched his home in Clintonville.  Inside they found large amounts of crystal meth, marijuana, other drugs and guns. 

Lilly was placed under arrest for the warrant from the Task Force. He was also charged with possession with the intent to deliver by Lewisburg Police. Bennett was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and released. 

Lilly was transported to the Southern Regional Jail in Beckley and later released on a $30,000 bond.

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