CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Two people are behind bars and three children are in the custody of the state following an undercover drug operation in the Adamston area of Clarksburg Friday.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Street Crimes and Drug Unit (SCAD) seized seven and a half bricks of heroin, possibly laced with fentanyl. They also seized approximately 320 grams of synthetic marijuana, additional heroin stamps and needles, packaging and weighing materials, and nearly $2,500 in cash.

Tiffany M. Keller, 28, of Clarksburg, and Price “Project” Javon Patterson, 29, of Pittsburgh, PA, face multiple drug charges in connection with the operation.

Keller is charged with possession of synthetic marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute synthetic marijuana.

Patterson was charged with delivery of heroin, possession of synthetic marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute synthetic marijuana.

The Department of Human Services also responded to the scene to take custody of three small children who were in the residence at the time of the arrests.

The SCAD unit reported the street value of the heroin is worth approximately $4,000

Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Jeff McAtee said the heroin will be tested to confirm the existence of fentanyl.

Heroin laced with fentanyl is believed to be the reason for a string of recent overdoses in Huntington and Clarksburg.

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