March 23, 2017: Arrest in Drug Investigation

On March 22, 2017 an investigation concluded with a search warrant in Hurricane, West Virginia.  The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office drug investigation units had been conducting covert operations at a residence in Putnam County


Today both agencies conducted a search warrant and located heroin, marijuana, and guns inside.  One of the firearms located in the residence was stolen from a vehicle in 2014.  


James Adkins, 50 years old from Saint Albans, WV, was found in the residence and was arrested for possession with intent to deliver controlled substances.  Mr. Adkins was arraigned by Putnam County and set on a $100,000.00 cash bond.  As is always the case in criminal matters, the charge against Mr. Adkins is merely an accusation.  He is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


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