Dailey woman facing charges

ELKINS — A Dailey woman is facing multiple drug-related felony charges.

Whitney Jade Edmond, 27, is charged with possession with intent to deliver a schedule I or II controlled substance and conspiracy. Her bond was set for $30,000 cash, property or surety by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Ben Shepler.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Trooper R.C. Watson of the West Virginia State Police, the officer received a call from WVSP Communications in reference to an active breaking and entering at the Beverly Manor on May 26 at approximately 12:50 a.m.

“The caller advised there were subjects outside of his apartment that had taken a ladder and (were) climbing through an upstairs window into the apartment above him,” said Watson. The report states that Watson, along with Patrolman Shifflet of the Elkins Police Department, arrived on scene. Shifflet went to the rear of the building while Watson went inside.

According to the report, Watson went inside the building where he was met by a male subject running out of an apartment in an attempt to flee, at which time he gave the subject verbal commands to get onto the ground. Watson states that the subject followed the commands and was detained– adding that he went on to clear the rest of the apartment.

“(The subject) advised that he was allowed to be in the apartment and was there to get bail money for the owner of the apartment,” said Watson.

The report states that Watson then escorted the male subject out of the building.

“At this time, Patrolman Shifflet advised that he observed subjects fleeing out of the apartment complex when he went around the front of the building,” said Watson.

The report states that Watson inquired about the subjects who fled and that the male subject identified one of them as Edmond, adding that they had all come to the apartment complex in his vehicle.

According to the report, the male subject consented to a search of the vehicle when asked by Watson, who began a search of the vehicle where he located approximately 32.4 grams of a crystal-like substance consistent with methamphetamine one gram of a green, leafy substance consistent with marijuana, a set of digital scales, several small, clear plastic bags, nine smart phones, seven smoking devices, $61 of U.S. currency and one buprenorphine hydrochloride, schedule III controlled substance.

The report also states that Watson located Edmond’s West Virginia identification card in a bag with some of the illegal substances.

According to the report, Watson met with the owner of the apartment on May 27 at Tygart Valley Regional Jail, at which time she provided him with a signed, handwritten statement saying that she advised her father to take someone who had a car to her apartment to retrieve bail money, additionally stating that she told him to get in “any way he had to.”

If convicted on the possession with intent charge, Edmond could be imprisoned for one to fifteen years, fined up to $25,000, or both. If convicted for conspiracy, she could be imprisoned for one to five years, be fined up to $10,000, or both.


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