Parkersburg SWAT team arrests two after search warrant
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Two Parkersburg men are facing charges after the Parkersburg SWAT team discovered drugs and a gun in a home in the 2200 block of 16th Street Friday morning.
Officers began searching the home around 6:30 a.m. and found suspected fentanyl, a .380 handgun and several items related to drug use and distribution. As a result, police said Chad Russell was charged with possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl. The homeowner, James Johnson, was charged with knowingly providing a place for the use of drugs.
Authorities were able to get a search warrant for the home largely based on tips from the community, officials said.
Both Russell and Johnson were arraigned later Friday morning.
Johnson was released after posting a $2,500 bond.
Russell was unable to post his $100,000 bond and remained in jail Friday night.
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