Two men facing drug and animal cruelty charges out of McDowell County

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.

Steven Brown

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.

Richard Nemore

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.

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