Elkins woman arrested for drug possession

An Elkins woman arrested after police found nine marijuana plants in her apartment remained in jail Monday on a $35,000 bond.

Donna Lynn Wilfong, of 401 Lincoln Avenue, Apt. 2, has been charged with Prohibited Acts A, which state code defines as the manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.

According to the criminal complaint in the Randolph County Magistrate Clerk’s office, at 4 p.m. on Friday investigating officer Cpl. A.M. Channell with the Elkins Police Department spoke with a confidential informant at the Elkins Police Department. The confidential informant, who said he’d recently been in Wilfong’s apartment, told Channell that he allegedly observed “several” marijuana plants in Wilfong’s living room. The confidential informant estimated that about eight to 12 plants, each approximately 1 foot tall, were planted in planter boxes.

Channell subsequently obtained and executed a search warrant in Wilfong’s residence, where he allegedly found “nine small marijuana plants and several different drug paraphernalia items,” Channell wrote in the complaint.

Chief Magistrate Ben Shepler set bond at $35,000 cash or surety, and as of presstime, Wilfong remained in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

The penalty for a conviction under Prohibited Acts A is imprisonment in the state penitentiary for one to five years, a fine of up to $15,000 or both.

Contact Katie Kuba by email at kkuba@theintermountain.com.