|The Braxton County State Police were using a "saturation patrol" last
Thursday when they discovered a van carrying items for the manufacture of
That discovery led to a search warrant being issued for a house near
Grantsville where a meth lab was located.
Authorities arrested James Jones and George Duskey of Grantsville and Danny
Minigh of Webster County. All were charged with felony drug charges relating
to the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Danny Minigh, according to State Police, used the name of an innocent party,
Roger Lee Minigh of Gilmer County at the time of his arrest. Minigh will be also
charged with giving false information.
The Braxton Citizen's News reports that while State Police were interviewing
the three suspects at the Sutton detachment, Danny Minigh pulled out a knife
they believe he had hidden in his shoes.
Minigh then attempted to cut his own throat. Sgt. Bonazzo and Tpr. Huddleston
attempted to talk Minigh into putting the knife down, the paper said.
Sgt. Bonazzo and Tpr. Huddleston reportedly wrestled the knife away as the
man began cutting his throat. EMS was called and Minigh was examined
before being taken to the Central Regional Jail.
Troopers Yost, Bonazzo and Huddleston traveled to Calhoun County and joined
Sr. Trooper J. D. Hunt in searching and finding a meth lab at a residence
occupied by James "Bub" Jones about three miles east of Grantsville. (See
earlier story HUR HERALD)
Braxton State Police and DEA officials discovered an elaborate indoor
marijuana grow room at a residence in Rosedale. A large amount of marijuana
and growing equipment was discovered during the search. Charges are
currently pending against a Rosedale couple, yet to be identified.
Last Sunday Tpr. Clay of the Sutton Detachment arrested Jessica Hypes,
Melony Combs and Joseph Proctor of Nicholas County, on charges relating to
bringing controlled substances into a state correctional facility.
Reports said the female subjects tried to bring marijuana into inmates by
concealing the drugs in balloons and concealing the balloons on their body.