(L-R) Jarred Nicholas, Rickey Wayne Myer, Michael Perry Richards

The Calhoun Sheriffs Department executed a search warrant at 710 Pine Street, Grantsville, Thursday morning, making three arrests.

Sheriff Jeff Starcher said the Sheriffs Department was assisted by the WV State Police, WV Natural Resources Police, and the Grantsville Police Department.

During the search, Jarred Nicholas, 39, was discovered in the guest bedroom of the residence, where officers found two sets of portable scales, sandwich baggies, small individual baggies commonly used to individually package and distribute controlled substances, approximately 1.41 grams of a white crystallized substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine, and approximately 1.14 grams of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, according to the criminal complaint.

Nicholas is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. His bond is set at $150,000 cash.

During the search Deputy W. T. Raines discovered an explosive device, resembling a stick of dynamite, described as a PVC tube-like device with colorful tape on both ends, with a fuse sticking out of one end.

The criminal complaint says the device was located in the bedroom of Rickey Wayne Myer, 61, in the top left drawer of a brown file cabinet at the foot of his bed.

Through the course of this investigation, the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office confirmed via telephone that the accused did not possess a permit to lawfully possess the aforementioned explosive device.

Myer is charged with a felony count of possession of an explosive or incendiary device. His bond has been set at $75,000 cash.

Also, Michael Perry Richards, 28, was present at the residence and was charged by Chief Deputy Jason Chang with possession of a controlled substance <15 grams and obstructing an officer for resisting arrest.

Richards bond was set at $7,500.

The subjects were arraigned by magistrate Lora Davis and were incarcerated at Central Regional Jail.