SULLIVAN, W.Va. — A Monday welfare check by the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the discovery of a large amount of meth.

Raleigh County 911 Dispatchers received a call from a woman in the area of Sullivan. The woman only said that she needed help before hanging up. Deputies located the female at a residence where she said she was held at knife point. A search warrant was obtained and deputies entered the home.

After entering, they discovered nearly 200 grams of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $37,000. Five subjects have been placed under arrest in connection to the drugs and the incident that prompted the woman to call.

Those arrested are Andrew Fitzpatrick, 32, Cheyenne Hart, 21, Jessica Kincaid, 27, Joseph Keffer, 34 and Elijah Mills, 38. Their charges range from Possession with Intent to Deliver to Kidnapping. Details on the kidnapping incident were not available Tuesday pending further investigation.

The Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force assisted with the investigation and arrests. The unit is comprised of officers from the Sheriff’s Office, Beckley Police Department and West Virginia State Police.

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