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6 arrested during drug sweeps in Cabell County

Apr. 19, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Two separate investigations yielded a total of six drug-related arrests during a busy Thursday afternoon for law enforcement agencies throughout Cabell County.

A federal investigation led to the arrest of four people early in the afternoon following an undercover operation involving the members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and Huntington and Barboursville Police Departments, said Huntington Police Capt. Rocky Johnson.

The four people arrested were Darryl Slick Hemphill, 36, Jason Phillip Johnson, 33, Mary Elizabeth Simpkins, 42, and Sheilia Renee Adkins, 32.

They were arrested at an undisclosed location in Barboursville, and they each were charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, said Johnson.

Hemphill, Johnson, Simpkins and Adkins were incarcerated at the Western Regional Jail on Thursday night, each with a $50,000 bond.

That case is not related to another investigation, which included the arrests of Cory Lynn McCourt, 25, and Brandon Deshawn Golson, 29, later in the afternoon, said Johnson.

McCourt and Golson each were charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and Golson additionally was charged as a felon in possession of a firearm.

The pair was arrested by members of the Huntington Violent Crime Drug Task Force at a house in the east end of Huntington, said Johnson. He said those arrests are part of an ongoing investigation, and he could not confirm whether or not more arrests will be made in that case.

McCourt's bond was set at $75,000, and Golson's bond was set at $95,000. They also were incarcerated at the Western Regional Jail on Thursday night.

Johnson said he could not comment on the circumstances of either investigation, but he did say both cases will be presented in federal court at a later date.

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