Local residents among Lewis Co. drug sweep


WESTON — Several Buckhannon residents were arrested as part of a Lewis County Sheriff’s Department drug sweep involving 27 people earlier this week.

Many of the arrests date back to 2015 incidents, according to information from the Lewis County Magistrate Clerk’s office.

Bobby Ray Johnson, 27, of Buckhannon, was arrested on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a felony, stemming from a controlled drug buy in which .2 grams of meth were allegedly purchased for $50 in February 2015 and .1 grams of meth purchased for $40 in March 2015.

Ronald Lee Winneberger, 47, of Buckhannon, was arrested for delivery of methamphetamine, a felony, and conspiracy to commit delivery, a felony. In September 2015, Winneberger allegedly sold meth in a controlled buy for $200.

Winneberger allegedly conspired with Caleb Daugherty, 20, of Buckhannon, in the same case.

Daughtery was arrested for delivery of methamphetamine, a felony, and conspiracy to commit delivery, a felony. In a separate case, Daugherty was arrested for delivery of methamphetamine, a felony, for allegedly selling meth to a confidential informant for $100 in September 2015.

Christopher Mark Moriarty, 24, of Buckhannon, was arrested for delivery of oxycodone, a felony, two counts.

In October 2015, Moriarty allegedly sold oxycodone to a confidential informant for $180, and in September 2015, Moriarty allegedly sold oxycodone to a confidential informant for $120.

On Wednesday in Buckhannon, local and federal authorities were seen at a house on West Lincoln Street and the Colonial Motel. BPD chief Matt Gregory said they were assisting a federal agency with an investigation and the case was still ongoing. Gregory said no names were being released at this point.

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