Weston man charged with selling drugs

A Weston man remained incarcerated Tuesday following his arrest Saturday for allegedly selling oxycodone pills in the Buckhanon Wal-Mart parking lot nearly a year ago.

Daniel Reese Prince II, 28, was charged with one felony count of delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, oxycodone. The charge stems from a transaction that allegedly took place between Prince and a confidential informant almost one year ago.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office, on Nov. 5, 2012, a confidential informant working under the supervision of Cpl. John W. Smith Jr. with the West Virginia State Police allegedly bought five oxycodone pills for $200 from Prince.

The complaint states that the buy took place in the Buckhannon Wal-Mart parking lot in Upshur County. The pills were then turned over to the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory for analysis, and results subsequently confirmed the pills contained oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled narcotic substance, the complaint says.

A spokeswoman for the WVSP verified that Smith worked for the agency, but declined to provide any further information about the arrest.

The complaint shows that Magistrate Juanita Adams issued the warrant on Oct. 2, 2013.

Bond was set at $150,000, and Prince remained lodged in the Central Regional Jail as of presstime.

The penalty for a conviction of delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance is confinement for one to 15 years in the state penitentiary, a fine of up to $25,000 or both.