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Three face drug charges in W.Va.

November 09, 2004|by DAVE McMILLION

charlestown@herald-mail.com

INWOOD, W.Va. - Police found more than two pounds of suspected marijuana in an Inwood home Sunday night after responding to the home on another matter, court records allege.

The marijuana, which weighed 2.7 pounds, was found in a black duffel bag in a closet in a bedroom at a house on Pointer Way, according to allegations in Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

West Virginia State Police Trooper E.M. McFarland continued to search the closet and found another 45 grams of suspected marijuana, court records allege. About 6.5 grams of cocaine also was found in the house, records allege.

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Three people were charged.

Those charged were Cheryl Rippeon, 45, Clyde Rippeon, 51, and Michelle Michon, 40, according to court records. All three had an address of 130 Pointer Way, Inwood, court records say.

Cheryl Rippeon was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, Clyde Rippeon was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and manufacture of a controlled substance and Michon was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and manufacture of a controlled substance, court records say.

Michon was the only one being held Monday night. She was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail on $50,000 bond.

McFarland went to the house at about 8 p.m. and spoke with a woman, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs, according to court records.

When McFarland was walking past a bathroom, he saw several hypodermic needles, a spoon and rubber material, which are items commonly used for injecting heroin and oxycodone, records state.

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