MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man is accused distributing pounds of marijuana to the Eastern Panhandle via mail and in person.
Michael Shannon Kelly, 49, who has ties to Berkeley Springs and Morgantown areas, was charged with single counts of distribution of a controlled substance and conspiracy, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.
A package intercepted Monday during an investigation contained 2 pounds of marijuana, and a cooperating individual told authorities that between 1 and 2 pounds of the drug were being shipped per week from the defendant, court records said.
Berkeley County Deputy Sgt. Ted Snyder wrote in a complaint that most of the packages are believed to have originated in California.
In a deal arranged by police involving the intercepted marijuana, the defendant, who also is known as “Stash,” accepted $5,200 for the drug shipment from the cooperating individual, court records said.
Police noted that the defendant apparently lived just outside of Morgantown and that his father resided in Morgan County, records said.
The cooperating individual told police that “dealer quanities” of marijuana had been received from the defendant over the last five months, records said.