Charles Anthony Allen, 28, of Columbus, Ohio, was arrested in Logan County by West Virginia State Police Trooper J.K. Harris for conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance charges on June 11. He was booked at 6:14 a.m. at the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden.
Curtis Dashawn Canty, 32, of Parkersburg, was arrested in Logan by Trooper Harris for conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance on June 11. He was booked at 6:14 a.m. at the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden.
According to police reports, on June 11 the officer received a tip from a cooperating individual that Allen would be traveling from Columbus to the Buffalo Creek area of Logan.
The informant allegedly told police that Allen would be traveling through Madison with a large quantity of oxycontin and/or cocaine, the report states.
Trooper Harris, along with Sgt. B.E. Guthrie, Trooper. P.J. Dick, Trooper. J.J. Weaver and Trooper. J.K. Weiss observed Allen and Canty pass by in a Chrysler 300, which had a defective tail light.
Additionally, Trooper Harris also had previously arrested Allen in which Allen battered the officer and fled on foot.
Subsequently, a felony traffic stop was conducted and the two men were removed from the vehicle at which time an officer safety pat down was conducted.
During the pat down, $2,382 in cash was discovered in Canty’s pocket and removed.
Canty then allegedly admitted the money was his and he was going to use the money to purchase 100 oxycontin 80 mg pills from an individual from Detroit MI, known as “Black.”
The report said the officer also received information from the U.S. 119 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force that Allen was also selling oxycontin from a residence in the Lorado area.
Two additional witnesses provided the same information.
Additionally, Canty allegedly told police he was transporting Allen to the Buffalo Creek area to retrieve money from individuals who sold oxycontin for the accused.