State Police seize large cache of meth, charge Largent man for drug dealing

West Virginia State Police, accompanied by Morgan County Probation officers, seized a cache of weapons and drugs with a street value over $25,000 from a home in Largent last Friday, January 27 at about 1:30 p.m.

According to court documents filed in Morgan County Circuit Court, Sgt. S.R. Smith and Trooper B.A. Meyers, with assistance from probation officers Link, Bryner and Lease, conducted a home visit on a convicted sex offender at Oliver Lane in Great Cacapon.

Upon arrival at the home, police found Brian K. Wilkinson, 49, formerly of Maryland, who was on probation for failure to update sex offender information.

Under the terms of his probation, Wilkinson was to have no contact with any known felons, and no possession of any weapons, alcohol or controlled substances.

Following a lengthy investigation by Trooper Meyers, police determined Wilkinson was likely in possession of several firearms and a large amount of methamphetamine.

In a search of the residence, police found Wilkinson in possession of approximately 255.5 grams of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $25,500.

Police also confiscated a range of weapons including two pocket knives, one machete, one hatchet, ammunition, a Remington .12 gauge shotgun, and two 9-millimeter Smith and Wesson semiautomatic handguns.

Wilkinson allegedly admitted to illegally purchasing Suboxone strips without a valid prescription, and having jail phone calls with a known felon.

Wilkinson was arrested and charged with probation violation. He is currently being held without bail at Eastern Regional Jail.

According to West Virginia State Police, Wilkinson is being charged by Trooper Meyers with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; felon in possession of firearm; and conspiracy to commit a felony against the state.

A woman identified as Anna Haslup is also being charged with conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, and prohibited person in possession of a firearm, according to West Virginia State Police.