Taylor County deputies arrest 4 people in drug bust

GRAFTON, W.Va. (WDTV)-- Four people were arrested Saturday in Taylor County after deputies executed a search warrant.

Jeffrey Lawlis, 46, of Grafton, was stopped in the Blueville Advance Auto parking lot at about 4:30 p.m. on March 3. Lawlis was driving a white Chevrolet Silverado.

After months of investigation and two controlled buys, Sheriff Austin had two felony warrants for Lawlis for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

After arresting Lawlis, Sheriff Austin and deputies executed a search warrant at Lawlis' home on Fannie Street in Grafton. Seven people, including two juveniles, were inside the residence when the deputies arrived to the scene.

Two additional people arrived at the house while deputies were on scene. After questioning the two, Sheriff Austin arrested one male for possession of methamphetamine and prior arrest warrants.

Deputies said they found drugs, drug paraphernalia, items used to deliver controlled substances and illegal guns during their search of the residence.

After the search, deputies had arrested a total of four people. Jeffrey Lawlis, Carrissa Moats, Justin Moore,and Michael Moats, were all taken to the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.