MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Two men are facing charges after heroin, and neglected animals were discovered.
On Saturday, May 16, 2020, at around 5 am, deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, along with troopers with the Welch Detachment of the West Virginia State Police conducted a search warrant in the Havaco area of McDowell County.
Upon executing the search warrant, police found a quantity of heroin along with firearms, cash, and neglected animals.
Deputies arrested Steven Brown and Richard Nemore.
Steven Brown was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, felony conspiracy, maintaining a dwelling to sell a controlled substance, three counts of animal cruelty.
Richard Nemore was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, felony conspiracy, maintaining a dwelling to sell a controlled substance and prohibited person with a firearm.
Both Persons were arraigned before Magistrate Steve Cox. Richard Nemore Bonds was set at $36,000, and Steven Brown’s bond was set at $33,000.
Both men made bond and are currently awaiting trial. Deputies say they are working with local animal rescue to find placement for the dogs.