CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WV News) — Two Michigan men have been jailed on $150,000 cash bonds set Friday by Harrison Chief Magistrate Mark Gorby after they were picked up on drug charges in Harrison County.
Davonta Dion Brogdon, 29, of Detroit, and Drake Deonte Dodson-Williams, 30, of Southgate, Michigan, were charged with three counts each alleging a drug conspiracy and three counts each alleging possession with intent to deliver (heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine).
Harrison Deputy D.K. Nuzum charged the men after a traffic stop early Friday on a silver Chevy Equinox with a Florida registration, according to the criminal complaint.
Law enforcement found “a large bag of suspected cocaine and heroin on Dodson-Williams, along with [approximately] $580 … in U.S. currency,” Nuzum alleged.
A search of the vehicle found about a pound of suspected methamphetamine in a shopping bag, Nuzum alleged.
The vehicle had been rented by Brogdon’s girlfriend, Nuzum alleged.
Sgt. J. Jaumot and Deputy W.J. Cunningham assisted.
— Mark Eddie Cole, 32, of Clarksburg, has been charged with felony child neglect creating a substantial risk of death or serious injury.
On Aug. 5, Cole had an 8-year-old relative in his residence while several different kinds of drugs, including fentanyl and methamphetamine, were present, a veteran agent for the Greater Harrison Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force has alleged.
Gorby held the initial appearance.
— Harrison Circuit Judge James A. Matish on Friday revoked and forfeited bond, and issued a bench warrant, for Brittany Nicole Gillespie, 32, of Anmoore.
Gillespie failed to appear before the court for an early afternoon hearing. She was indicted in September on one count alleging possession with intent to deliver.
Assistant Prosecutor James Armstrong sought the revocation over the objection of Assistant Defender Billie Garrett.
— Matish set trial the week of Nov. 29 for Kenneth Lee Kemper, 36, of Bridgeport, on a grand larceny charge.
The judge also set bond at $20,000, cash or surety, for Kemper, who hadn’t shown for his arraignment in September.
Kemper remained jailed Friday.
— Other individuals arrested as part of a drug sweep this week by the Greater Harrison Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force and Mountaineer Highway Interdiction Team South included:
Samuel Robert Loretta, 55, of Clarksburg, charged with felony delivery of methamphetamine. A Drug Task Force agent alleges wrongdoing Jan. 14 in Clarksburg.
Edward Craig Chambers, 37, of Nutter Fort, charged with felony delivery of methamphetamine. A Drug Task Force agent alleged wrongdoing Feb. 22 in Nutter Fort.
Desiree M. Buffey, 28, of Clarksburg, charged with three counts of misdemeanor possession (crystal meth, Suboxone, diazepam). A Highway Interdiction Team officer alleged wrongdoing April 15 during a traffic stop on Virginia Avenue in Bridgeport.
Jordan Riley Jones, 18, of Clarksburg, charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. A Highway Interdiction Team officer alleged wrongdoing Sept. 3 during a traffic stop at the intersection of North 16th Street and Williams Avenue in Clarksburg.
— Matish has postponed the pretrial conference, trial and a state motion to revoke bond for Heather Marie Paugh, 30, of Clarksburg, granting a motion by defense attorney Zach Dyer.
The defense motion was based on a medical reason for the defendant.
Paugh was indicted in September on a charge of felony escape.
In August 2020, West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Authority representatives were transporting Paugh from United Hospital Center to the North Central Regional Jail when she briefly escaped during a stop for fuel at Sheetz, State Police have alleged. Paugh was being transported on a bench warrant out of Marion County, State Police alleged.
— Tracy Dawn Cokeley, 46, of Clarksburg, has been charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and conspiracy.
Cokeley’s wrongdoing dates to Aug. 4, 2018, alleges the criminal complaint filed by a member of Mountaineer Highway Interdiction Team South.