Elkins man facing drug charge


ELKINS — A Randolph County man is facing a felony charge after allegedly being found with drugs during an altercation.

Christopher Todd McMorrow, 32, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond, set by Randolph County Chief Magistrate George M. “Mike” Riggleman.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, at approximately 9:24 p.m. on Sept. 28, Randolph County E-911 advised officers of a verbal altercation in the parking lot of the Division of Motor Vehicles, located on North Randolph Avenue in Elkins.

Upon arrival, Elkins Police Department Senior Patrolman C.G. Boatwright noticed a man walking away from a female who was sitting on the sidewalk in front of the building, police said. Boatwright identified the male as McMorrow, who was “known to have an active warrant.”

Boatwright ran McMorrow’s information through E-911 and it was confirmed there was a warrant for his arrest. Patrolman First Class B.D. Tice, also of the Elkins Police Department, confirmed he had seen the warrant in the department’s active warrant drawer earlier the same day, the complaint states.

A search of McMorrow revealed a small plastic baggy which contained another small plastic baggy that was imprinted with 8-balls and contained a crystal-like substance consistent with methamphetamine.

Officers also located a small corner baggy which contained 1/2 of a circular white pill which McMorrow said was “Box,” also known to be Suboxone and a clear plastic corner baggy that contained two more clear plastic corner baggies, court documents state.

Tice searched McMorrow’s backpack and found $303 and a set of black scales which had a crystal-like residue on them. The crystal-like substance weighed approximately 4.3 grams, according to the complaint.

If convicted, McMorrow could be sentenced to not less than one nor more than 15 years in the state penitentiary, fined not more than $25,000, or both.