FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- A federal corrections officer is accused of conspiring to sell prescription pain pills.
Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler says 41-year-old James Howard Butcher of Fayetteville was arrested Wednesday after allegedly selling pills from his home to an undercover officer Wednesday.
Kessler says task force officers used a search warrant to confiscate pills, several firearms and more than $4,000 in cash from the home.
Butcher was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and conspiracy to commit a felony. His girlfriend faces similar charges.
Kessler says Butcher was employed at the Federal Correctional Institution in Beckley. The Register-Herald (http://bit.ly/16W2W3J) reports Butcher resigned after his arrest.
Butcher is free on $100,000 bond. It wasn't immediately known whether he has an attorney.