WYOMING COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Courtney Reed, 29, of Herndon, West Virginia, pled guilty on November 20th , 2023, to one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance and received sentence as prescribed by law. Violation of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance is punishable by 1 to 5 years in prison.
During an investigation by the Mullens Police Department that stemmed from a tip, Courtney Reed was found to possess digital scales commonly used for weighing controlled substances, syringes commonly used to administer controlled substances, and individually packaged controlled substance powder. The West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory later determined the controlled substances to be Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Heroin and Xylazine. Gregory Bishop is the Wyoming County Prosecutor.
“This is a good example of the public working hand in hand with law enforcement,” said Bishop, “What started out as a tip resulted in a felony arrest and conviction.” Bishop also had a word of caution regarding the presence of Xylazine.
“Xylazine is a non-opioid sedative or tranquilizer not approved for use in people,’ said Bishop,“ and it is increasingly being detected in Fentanyl seizures. Because it is a non-opioid, Naloxone (Narcan) will not reverse its effects. ” Derek Laxton, Wyoming County Assistant Prosecutor, served as lead prosecutor in the case.
Corporal J. Payne and Officer K. Cole of the Mullens Police Department investigated the
Bishop wished to thank the hard and thorough work of Derek Laxton and the entire prosecutor
staff along with Corporal J. Payne and Officer K. Cole of the Mullens Police Department.