Authorities have captured a man wanted on five felony drug offenses, along with one misdemeanor firearm offense, in relation to a drug bust in Lewis County
Late Monday night, the Lewis County Sheriff's Department conducted a search warrant at Darley James McCray's residence in Ireland off Wildcat Road and found 13 pounds of Marijuana, 22 grams of Meth, 114 Hydrocodone pills and 47 Oxycodone pills, according to Sheriff Adam Gissy. Police also siezed in excess of $20,000, along with $62,700 worth of drugs.
Officers were searching for McCray, 56, up until late Tuesday afternoon when he was taken into custody in Braxton County.
"Mr. McCray could easily be considered one of the largest dealers in our county, and quite possibly within a tri-county region, those counties being Lewis, Upshur and Braxton," Gissy said.
McCray will face one count of Cultivation of Marijuana one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana, one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver Hydrocodone, one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver Oxycodone and one count of Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm.
The initial search warrant was obtained as a result of an undercover operation.
Due to the nature of the case, it may be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia.