Lewis County Sheriff's deputies fanned out across the county Wednesday, seeking to arrest 12 on a variety of drug charges, according to Lewis County Sheriff Adam Gissy.
Gissy stated that the arrests were related to a variety of drugs with methamphetamine being the most prevalent, but other drugs listed by Gissy where "bath salts" and Suboxone.
"Today [Wednesday, Jan. 31] is just a continuance of our efforts that began some five years ago. That effort and initiative has been to make our community and a better and safer place," said Gissy.
He added that he felt arrests like the ones conducted Wednesday went a long way toward achieving that goal.
"We want to send a message to the drug dealers that maybe they should just stop," added Gissy.
Gissy released the following list of those arrested:
Timothy Horner, 27, of Weston.
Luther Dale “Kippy” Parmer, 44, of Weston.
Jamie Persinger, 34, of Alum Bridge.
Jessica Keith, 26, of Alum Bridge.
Christopher “Scotty” Linger, 46, of Weston.
Kenneth David Muncy, 28, of Jane Lew.
Billy Jo Lowther, 39, of Jane Lew.
Bridgett Simons, 20, of Weston.
Derek Greenleaf, 31, of Jane Lew.
William Stutler, 30, of Jane Lew.
Hannah Wickline, 19, of Weston.
Josh Donnellan, 21, of Weston.