French Creek man arrested inside Buckhannon Sheetz

BUCKHANNON — On Thursday, March 3, a French Creek man was arrested inside the Buckhannon Sheetz following a call regarding a drug overdose.

According to court documentation, Buckhannon City Police, Buckhannon Fire Department and Upshur County EMS responded to the overdose call. Upon arrival, Joshua Dewayne Curtis, age 33 of French Creek, was at the front counter in what responders called a “hyper state.”

The criminal complaint stated that a man, later identified as Curtis, was sweating profusely. The defendant’s pupils were pin point and non-reactive to light. The defendant was alert and conscious but was making sporadic, jerky movements and appeared to not have control of his body.

When asked if the defendant had any weapons on his person, Curtis allegedly began emptying his pockets, revealing empty heroin stamps. Buckhannon Police Officer Angel McCauley then proceeded to place the defendant under arrest. At that time, and upon further searching, the officer discovered a total of four heroin stamps with the “Sprite” logo in his front “watch pocket.”

Upshur County EMS examined the defendant but ultimately Curtis refused treatment. The defendant was then processed at the Buckhannon Police Department where officers found he had a capias and two active warrants.

The defendant was transported to Tygart Valley Regional Jail, where he remains on a $3,000 cash or surety bond.


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