7/10/2014 10:57 AM
BECKLEY - A Georgia man arrested in
Raleigh County in March 2013 after police discovered eight pounds of marijuana
failed to appear in court Thursday for his pretrial conference.
A warrant was issued for Edward Pannell's
Pannell had been initially arrested
for possession with intent to deliver after the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department
received information from the Charleston Metro Drug Task Force that a package
containing contraband substances was being shipped through the postal service
for delivery to a residence in the Prosperity area. The package contained 14
bags of marijuana with a total weight of 8 pounds and an estimated value of $50,000,
according to officials.
Court officials said Pannell's
pretrial will be rescheduled upon his arrest.