Bluefield man arrested in connection to a drug overdose death

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – A man is arrested in connection to a drug overdose death.

August 4, 2020, officers with the Bluefield West Virginia Police Department executed a search warrant at the residence of Steven Payne, 31, of Bluefield, WV.

Patrolman RV Johnson has worked on a month-long investigation of a drug overdose death, which led him to Steven Payne. During the search, multiple types of narcotics were seized.

Payne was charged with:

Delivery of Schedule I controlled substance – Heroin

Delivery of Schedule I resulting in death

Possession with the intent to deliver Schedule II controlled substance

Payne was transported to Bluefield City Jail, processed per Department guidelines, and taken for arraignment. Patrolman RV Johnson is the lead investigator in this case.

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