DRY BRANCH, W.Va. -- Police said a Kanawha County man tried to flush prescription pills down the toilet during a search this week.
Tipsters alerted members of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Tactical Operations Patrol of narcotics trafficking occurring at a Cabin Creek residence, according to a news release.
Deputies searched the residence, which belongs to Douglas McArthur Conley, 66, of Dry Branch. Joyce Hope McDonald, 60, of Paint Creek, was also at the residence, the news release said.
They allegedly found a plastic bag inside the toilet containing tablets of Roxycodone, a powerful and addictive pain medication.
Deputies found more Roxycodone tablets in Conley's possession and discovered $2,500 in cash, the news release said. The team also seized a Taurus 9 mm. Handgun found lying on a table near the home's entrance.
Deputies obtained a search warrant for McDonald's home, where they allegedly uncovered more pills. The team seized 227 Roxycodone tablets and more than $6,500 in cash in all, the news release said.
Conley and McDonald were charged with possession with intent to deliver a scheduled II controlled substance. They were being held Thursday in South Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bail each.