An Edmond man was arrested after authorities found prescription pain killers in his Fayette County home.
John George Benger, 57, was taken into custody Tuesday night and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and delivery of a controlled substance.
Fayette deputies, troopers from the State Police detachment in Oak Hill and members of the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force went to Benger's Edmond area home to search Tuesday evening, according to a statement issued by the sheriff's department.
Authorities obtained a search warrant after conducting multiple controlled drug buys at the house earlier in the day. Inside they found 58 Roxycodone pills.
"In just the past few weeks, officers assigned to the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force have been able to arrest individuals engaged in the sale and distribution of controlled substances throughout Fayette County," Sheriff Steve Kessler said in the release. "Arrests have been made of individuals in the Valley District, New Haven District and the Plateau District.
"We're making progress, but there are still numerous individuals out there who are making a living by selling drugs, primarily prescription pills. Those individuals can rest assured that we will be making every effort to disrupt their illicit drug business."
The drug task force still is investigating. Benger is free on $25,000 bond.Anyone with information on drug activity in Fayette County can contact the sheriff's office at 304-574-4216 or Crime Stoppers at 304-255-7867. Tips also can be submitted through the department's website at www.fayettesheriffwv.net or through their Facebook page under "Fayette County Sheriff's Department."