Randolph man facing two felony charges

ELKINS — A Randolph County man has been charged with cultivation of marijuana and possession of stolen property, both felonies.

Bond for Jonathan Wesly Larkin, 33, of Mabie, was set at $50,000 cash by Randolph County Magistrate Rob Elbon.

According to the criminal complaint, on July 8, officers were searching for a suspect and Larkin gave them consent to enter his residence. Officers found multiple firearms, marijuana and eight marijuana plants being grown in potting plants on a deck at the rear of the residence.

Elsewhere in the residence, officers allegedly found 23 Department of Highways road signs valued at approximately $6,500, and multiple boxes of ammunition and multiple metal ammunition cans, the complaint states.

Larkin allegedly told officers he “placed the marijuana seeds in pots to see if they would grow,” the report states. Larkin said “friends and acquaintances brought him the road signs, some of which were still on the posts, and he just hung them up in his building.” He also told officers all of the firearms in the residence were his.


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