Buckhannon man arrested on marijuana charges

A Buckhannon man is behind bars after sheriff’s deputies seized 8 pounds of marijuana and approximately $4,000 from him over a period of several months.

Ryan Keith Gillum, 35, of 146 Gail Drive, was arrested Thursday afternoon on three felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance, Upshur County Sheriff David Coffman said during a press conference Friday morning.

The sheriff’s department also seized six firearms during the course of the investigation. Gillum is being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $75,000 cash-only bond and $75,000 surety bond.

Gillum could face “enhanced” charges in the future, Coffman said, and additional arrests are likely to to be made in the case.