3 in Raleigh Co. busted for drugs

Officers from the Beckley-Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit busted three men and seized more than $10,000 in crystal meth in Beckley this week.

Randall Bennett of Wyoming County, Cliff Strickland of South Carolina, and Joshua Trotter from Raleigh County are each charged with trafficking. They’re being held in Southern Regional Jail with bonds ranging from $25 to $30-thousand dollars.

According to detectives, the investigations were at the Super8 Motel, the EconoLodge, and a home on Beckley Avenue.

They say they also found heroin, marijuana, and five guns plus a Jeep Patriot “used to transport the drugs” was seized.