(12/08/2010)
Eighty-seven-year-old Edward Barrera was found dead at his residence near Orma Tuesday evening.

Sgt. O. S. Starsick and Trooper J. E. Kincaid responded to the scene after a neighbor reportedly discovered his body, and Medical Examiner Stacy Harlow was contacted.

Barrera, a retired IBM employee who had moved to Calhoun to retire, was one of the oldest West Virginians to be charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Jackson County authorities arrested Barrera in June with about one-and-one-half pounds of marijuana.

He had been released on $35,000 bond.


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