3 charged after drug raid at Parkersburg home

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Three men face charges after a drug raid Tuesday in Parkersburg, authorities said.

They were arrested after agents with the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force and the Parkersburg Police Department SWAT team found suspected heroin, methamphetamine, two loaded handguns and other drug paraphernalia while executing a search warrant at 645 Columbia Ave.

According to complaints filed in Wood County Magistrate Court, authorities charged Keenan J. Watson, 23, of Dayton, Ohio, with felony counts of drug conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver meth and being a prohibited person in possession of a handgun.

Authorities said he fled the residence as officers were conducting their search but was caught several blocks away. The weapons charge is a result of a 2014 robbery conviction in Ohio, the complaint said.

Mark A. Toler, 36, of Parkersburg, who authorities said rented the residence, was charged with drug conspiracy and possession with intent to deliver heroin, both felonies.

A third person, Joshua M. Wolfe, 26, of Parkersburg, was charged with misdemeanor obstruction.

All three supects were arraigned in magistrate court.

Watson and Toler remain in the North Regional Jail on $50,000 and
$20,000 bonds, respectively. Wolfe was released after posting a $500 bond.