Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 8, 2013

Search warrants yield drugs, 5 arrests

By GREG JORDAN
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Two search warrants executed at local residences have yielded thousands of dollars in crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana, prescription narcotics and five arrests.

The Princeton Police Department, West Virginia State Police and the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force used the search warrants as part of an ongoing investigation, Police Chief J.W. Howell said.

“We did some search warrants Wednesday evening at approximately 7 p.m.,” Howell said Thursday. “One was on Valley Street and one was on High Street.”

Three individuals were arrested during the searches. Charles Hill, 39, of Princeton, also known as Pie Boy, was arrested on four counts of delivery of crack cocaine, Howell said. Kevin Jackson, 43, of Princeton was arrested on one count of delivery of cocaine. The third suspect, Patrick Jackson, 24, of Princeton, also known as P.K., was arrested on one count of delivery of marijuana.

In connection with the same investigation, Caitlyn Fredrick, 19, of Princeton was arrested on one count of delivery of marijuana. Kendrick Morris, 47, of Princeton, also known as Bones, was arrested on four counts of delivery of crack cocaine, Howell said.

Officers found the following items while searching the two residences: $6,033 in cash; approximately one ounce of crack cocaine valued at $1,600; approximately one half-ounce of powder cocaine worth $600; approximately two pounds of hydroponic marijuana with an estimated value of $6,000; and 135 hydromorphone tablets worth approximately $5,400, Howell said. One Tech 9 semi-automatic pistol and a Hi-Point 9 mm pistol were seized.

“We anticipate more arrests in connection with this ongoing investigation,” Howell stated.