HICO, WV (WOAY) – A weekend traffic stop lead to a 10,000 dollar heroin arrest in Fayette County.
On Saturday December 23, 2017, Deputy First Class R.V. Neal of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle just outside of Hico on US Route 60. Neal found the driver’s license to be revoked from a prior driving under the influence arrest.
Sergeant T.N. Mooney and his K-9 partner, Arras, responded to this traffic stop to conduct a vehicle narcotics scan. After a positive indication by the K-9 team, a search of the vehicle was conducted. The passenger identified as Edward Jamal Hardon, (age 28) from Detroit, Michigan had a quantity of Herion on his person, valued at approximately $10,000.
The driver, 26 year old Kayla Prince of Fairmont, West Virginia was arrested for Driving Revoked Due to DUI.
Edward Hardon was arrested and charged with the felony offense of Possession with Intent to Deliver Narcotics.
“Again this shows, do not bring drugs into our county. We are aggressive and working hard to rid our streets of drugs.” Said Sheriff Fridley. “Our K9 teams are valuable tools in fighting these drugs.”
If you have any information regarding this incident or any other crimes, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590, or through our Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,” or you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP.
This case remains under investigation by Sergeant T.N. Mooney and D.F.C. R.V. Neal of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.