Fayetteville’s Big Dam Pizza owner caught with 19 pounds of weed

RALEIGH CO., WV (WOAY) – Benjamin Villenave, the owner of Big Dam Pizza in Fayetteville, will be spending the next one to five years in prison for getting caught with 19 lbs. of marijuana.  He was sentenced last week.

Raleigh County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Julianne Wisman said when police pulled over a man in Nebraska, they found $57,000 in cash, according to the Register-Herald. The man said he had just sold a bunch of weed to a man named Benji in West Virginia.

The Beckley Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, working a tip with Homeland Security, searched Villenave’s home in Beckley and found the marijuana plus $6,000 in cash.


Police said the marijuana had a street value of $80,000.


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