New drug task force makes meth arrest in Buckhannon


BUCKHANNON — The Mountain Lakes Drug and Violent Crimes Unit, a newly formed task force made up of area law enforcement agencies, made two arrests and seized meth, Oxycodone and Adderall pills Monday, according to a press release.

Joshua Casada, 33, and Christina Casada, 39, were each arrested for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a felony.

Cpl. Rodney Rolenson, Upshur County probation officer with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, said he received notification from the federal probation office that a home check had been performed at 170 Camden Ave. and 10 baggies of what appeared to be methamphetamine had been found, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office. Upon arrival, Rolenson and Deputy Carey with the taskforce verified the substance was methamphetamine and located cash and a box containing a scale, according to the criminal complaint for Joshua Casada. However, Christina Casada told the officers that the scales had been purchased and were missing, according to her criminal complaint. Christina Casada did allegedly admit to officers that the drugs were hers.

The Mountain Lakes Drug and Violent Crime Unit is composed of the Buckhannon Police Department, Braxton County Sheriff’s Department, Lewis County Sheriff’s Department, Upshur County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police.

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