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Two Arrested in Heroin Bust in New Martinsville

By Staff | Jul 1, 2015

Shown is the heroin that was discovered at the residence of Zach Farley, 22, of 555 Kappel Street, New Martinsville.

A search warrant that was executed on Wednesday, June 24 at 555 Kappel Street in New Martinsville resulted in the arrest of Zach Farley, 22, of 555 Kappel Street and Erin Greathouse, 24, of 119 South First Avenue, Paden City.

Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Koontz reported the warrant was the result of information that the sheriff’s office received. At 7:15 a.m., the sheriff’s office served the search warrant, which resulted in 50 stamps of heroin, as well as needles and marijuana.

The written report on Greathouse states Greathouse was found in the bedroom of the residence. A purse was found beside Greathouse which contained her driver’s license, along with empty heroin stamps.

Greathouse was charged with possession of a controlled substance, which could be punishable with 90 days up to six months in prison, a fine up to $1,000, or both. Greathouse has been arraigned, and bond was set at $2,000.

Farley’s bond was set at $30,000. He was charged with possession with intent to deliver. If found guilty, Farley could spend up to one to 15 years in prison and/or be fined no more than $25,000.


Koontz reported Deputy Rob Hayes, along with Chief Deputy Mike Thomas were the investigating officers in the case and were assisted by himself, along with Deputies Roger Spragg and Eric Daugherty, and K-9 Titus.

As to the bust, Koontz stated it was a “good team effort and the result of good police work.”