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Fayette brothers face drug charges

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- Simultaneous drug busts in Fayette County this morning landed two brothers in jail.

Based on numerous tips, Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler said his deputies, West Virginia State Police troopers, special-response teams and officers of the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force served warrants early Tuesday at the homes of David Alan Thompson, 55, of Minden, and Ronald Eugene Thompson, 53, of Scarbro.

Kessler said deputies received numerous reports in recent months that the brothers were selling crack cocaine.

Authorities allegedly found large quantities of crack, large sums of money and a stolen handgun in David Thompson's home in Minden. They reportedly found a small amount of crack, some cash and two handguns at Ronald Thompson's home in Scarbro, Kessler said.

David Thompson previously was convicted on federal drug charges. Ronald Thompson previously was convicted on a felony charge of malicious wounding.

Each man was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to deliver and being felons in possession of firearms. The brothers were being held Tuesday in the Southern Regional Jail on $35,000 bail each.


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