State Police seize marijuana
The Marlinton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police had their ﾓeyes in the skyﾔ during the last two weeks, searching for marijuana via helicopter.
They arrested Crystal Baker, 27, of Marlinton, two weeks ago. Baker, who is now free on bond, is charged with manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Trooper J.W. Gilkeson said Baker had three marijuana plants on Beaver Creek.
Last week, State Police charged Timothy Parks McGinn, 50, of Slaty Fork, with the same offense. McGinn had approximately 39 marijuana plants of different varieties growing in containers, according to the officers. He remains in jail on $50,000 cash bond.
According to Sergeant Glen Galloway, the State Police have also eradicated marijuana patches near Jacox and the Greenbrier County line, as well as on national forest land near the north end of the Scenic Highway for a total of 87 plants with a potential street value of $217,500.
Anyone with information about the marijuana, or to claim the plants, may call 304-799-4101.