Two facing charges

PARSONS – Two men were arraigned in Tucker County Magistrate Court this week on charges of possession of a controlled substance.

Richard Raymond Linger, 28, of Norton and Denny Ray Wiseman, 26, of Elkins, who are both lodged in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, both appeared before Tucker County Magistrate Riley Barb Wednesday.

Bond for Linger was set at $52,000 cash only, while bond for Wiseman was set at $25,000 cash only.

Linger and Wiseman were at Jim Propst Grocery Store in Bretz Tuesday when police observed them searching through a vehicle, according to the criminal complaint. Tucker County Deputy Christopher Teter reportedly approached the individuals, asking if everything was O.K. The complaint states “both subjects were having trouble standing still, continued to sway and appeared very unsteady on their feet.”

Teter asked Wiseman if he’d had anything to drink or consumed any drugs recently, and Wiseman told him that “he had smoked week earlier in the day,” according to the complaint.

Teter discovered a baggie containing 13 morphine pills, pill containers with 165.5 morphine and methadone pills and two containers with a green leafy substance, suspected to be marijuana, the complaint states. Teter also found clear plastic baggies, syringes and $574 on Linger and $99 on Wiseman, police said.

The complaint states that “in a later interview with Tucker County Sheriff Brian Wilfong, Linger advised he would trade the pills for Zanax and that he would sell the pills to old people.”