UPDATE: Hilltop man convicted on felony drug charges

UPDATE: (March 10, 2020, at 3:30 pm) FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – A Hilltop man has been convicted on felony drug crimes.

Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Jeffery T. Mauzy announces that on March 5, 2020, Matthew S. Dixon was convicted of the felony crimes of conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver and possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver. He was also convicted of the misdemeanor crimes of possession of counterfeit with the intent to utter and driving with no operators. His convictions followed a one-day trial before Chief Judge Paul M. Blake, Jr.

On July 6, 2018, Deputy C.M. Tomlin conducted a traffic stop of Dixon’s vehicle near the Hilltop area of Fayette County, and a subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of drugs, scales, and counterfeit money. Dixon could be sentenced to three and one-half (3.5) to fifteen (15) years at his sentencing hearing set for April 23, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.

This crime was investigated by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and was prosecuted by Fayette County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Elizabeth Campbell.

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HILLTOP, WV (WOAY) –  Two Hilltop men are in jail on felony charges this evening.  Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident

At about 9:00 pm this evening, a Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy was on patrol in the Hilltop area. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on a Jeep Compass on Sanger Road for a traffic infraction.  The deputy then located $400 in counterfeit currency,  a gram of crystal methamphetamines and several individually packaged units of heroin.  Also in the vehicle were digital scales and a bag of white powder to be identified later with testing.

The two occupants of the Jeep, Matthew Dixon, 32, of Hilltop and Jason Canaday, 34 of Hilltop, were both arrested on felony charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Narcotics and Possession of Counterfeit Currency.  They were transported to the Southern Regional Jail to await arraignment.

If you have any information regarding thisincident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590, or through our Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,” or you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP. This incident remains under investigation by Deputy C.M. Tomlin of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

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