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ELKINS – An Elkins man has been arrested and charged with keeping drugs and cash in a warehouse.

Joshua Ervin Cave, 42, was charged with possession with intent to deliver (methamphetamine) and possession with intent to deliver (heroin). He is being held at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on $60,000 cash bond, set by Randolph County Magistrate Tracy Harper.

A condition of the link is that, if Cave creates a link, it “must be electronically monitored by (Randolph County Sheriff’s Office) and check into (North Central Community Corrections) three days a week for random drug tests.”

According to the criminal complaint, prepared by Corporal JM Tallman, states that on May 26, Tallman and members of the Mountain Area Drug Task Force were investigating Cave, “who allegedly sold methamphetamine in the Elkins area.”

After a traffic violation, officers stopped Cave’s vehicle and a K-9 unit from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, who gave “a positive indication of the smell of controlled substances coming from the vehicle,” indicates the complaint. During a search of the vehicle, officers found $990 in cash, cell phones, a medication log, vacuum sealed bags and a sandwich bag containing a white powdery residue, which was tested and gave a positive result for fentanyl.

Search warrants were obtained for Cave’s residence and his storage unit at the Elkins U-Haul storage facility. At Cave’s residence, officers found “a small amount of suspected methamphetamine…as well as scales, bags, packaging materials and suspected marijuana,” according to the complaint.

At the storage unit, officers found “a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine, several small packets of suspected heroin, several scales, three vacuum sealers, vacuum sealed bag rolls and $4,000 in US dollars”, indicates the complaint.

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