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Man wanted for meth charges found in girlfriend's home

By From staff reports

A Sissonville man wanted on meth charges was found hiding in his girlfriend's home, deputies say.

Kanawha deputies and deputy U.S. Marshals working together in the CUFFED task force went Tuesday to a home on Shady Ridge Road to investigate a tip concerning 35-year-old Jonathan Joseph "JJ" Riccio. A bench warrant was issued for Riccio's arrest.

Riccio, of Sissonville, was wanted for conspiracy, operating a meth lab and two counts of exposing children to meth, sheriff's spokesman Cpl. Brian Humphreys said in a release.

Alisha Amber Fisher, 24, of Sissonville answered the door at the Shady Ridge home. Fisher, who deputies knew was in a relationship with Riccio, denied he was in the house. Fisher also was wanted on several misdemeanor charges.

Deputies detained her and searched the home. They found Riccio hiding in a bedroom. Officers also found a rifle, ammunition and drug paraphernalia in the bedroom. Riccio is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms, Humphreys said.

Fisher and Riccio were taken into custody. Additionally, Riccio was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Fisher was free on $500 bond but Riccio remained at South Central Regional Jail on $5,000 bond.


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