Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Local officials have reported multiple drug-related arrests that stemmed from serving a criminal summons at a residence in the Windyville area.
Officers said that when they arrived at the address, the resident and a visitor began acting suspicious, and due to their reactions, the officers suspected illegal activity taking place. Authorities said both parties were questioned and the visitor, Laura June French (46), Morgantown, suggested that the deputies search her vehicle. During the search, officers reported that they found narcotics in the car for which French did not have a prescription.
French was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance-First Degree-Second Offense-Drug Unspecified.
While transporting the individual, officers reported that they met a vehicle on the road that was driven by a man that officers knew did not have a valid driver's license. Officers said they turned in an attempt to make a traffic stop when the vehicle abruptly pulled into a nearby yard and began driving towards the woods.
During the short chase, deputies reported that the passenger door flew open, a man jumped out of the vehicle, and fled on foot into the woods. His name is currently being withheld due to the current investigation.
Officials said the driver, Danny McGrew (64) Brownsville, and two other passengers were interviewed and that McGrew gave consent to search the vehicle. Officers said they found a concealed deadly weapon, drug paraphernalia, and a large amount of drug residue that was suspected to be meth inside the vehicle, and since McGrew had been convicted of other felonies in the past, he was not lawfully allowed to have the weapon.
He was arrested and charged with: Carrying a concealed deadly weapon, Drug Paraphernalia-buy/possess, Possession of controlled substance first degree (meth), and Hindering prosecution or apprehension-first degree.
One of the passengers, Timothy McGrew (58) Brownsville, was also arrested and charged with: Drug Paraphernalia-buy/possess, Possession of controlled substance first degree (meth) (third or greater offense), and Hindering prosecution or apprehension-first degree.