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Police reportedly find safe filled with drugs

ELKINS — A Huttonsville man has been charged with a felony after allegedly keeping a safe filled with methamphetamine, marijuana and firearms.

Casey Warren Lang, 28, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Bond was set at $100,000 cash only by Randolph County Magistrate Rob Elbon.

According to the criminal complaint, on June 29 Deputy A.B. Beverly of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office spoke to a cooperating witness who said he had observed Lang “open a large combination safe and place an amount of ‘meth’ in the safe which was too large to hold in one hand.” The witness said he also saw several guns as well as “weed” in the safe.

On June 30, a search warrant was executed on a storage building, which was opened using a key in Lang’s possession. On July 3, a second search warrant was executed by unlocking and seizing the contents within the safe, the report states.

Inside the safe, officers allegedly found approximately 155 grams of “a crystal-like substance which appears to be and is consistent with methamphetamine,” a “significant amount” of what appeared to be marijuana, and ammunition and several firearms, according to the report. Also allegedly seized from the safe were digital scales, small plastic bags, $2,201 in currency and “drug paraphernalia.”

Lang’s name was on at least one prescription bottle within the safe, and a check for $160 was written to Lang and found inside the safe, the report states.

A search of Lang’s criminal history indicated he is prohibited from possessing firearms, police said.

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