Correctional officer and accomplice arrested

Local - 8/29/2013 12:43 PM by Nadine Grimley
FAYETTEVILLE - A correctional officer employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Beckley was arrested Wednesday in connection with drug trafficking offenses.

James Howard Butcher, 41, was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to deliver, and conspiracy after deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in the Whispering Oaks subdivision of Fayetteville.

Sheriff Steve Kessler said that deputies found more than $3,000 worth of Roxycodone, more than $4,000 in cash, and a large amount of firearms.  Butcher was released on $100,000 bond.

His co-defendant, Misty Irene Goodwin, 35, of Ivydale, remained in Southern Regional Jail Thursday in lieu of $100,000 bond.  According to a criminal complaint, Goodwin and Butcher conspired to buy large amounts of Roxycodone in Clay County to sell in the Fayetteville area.

The incident remains under investigation.

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