Proctorville man charged after thousands of pills found

Published 10:03 am Thursday, December 10, 2009

PROCTORVILLE — Authorities expect the case of a Proctorville man charged with possession of drugs with intent to deliver to go before a Cabell County grand jury.

Thomas D. Lewis, 54, of Proctorville, was arrested the afternoon of Dec. 3 with Tony Lovejoy, 45, of Huntington, W.Va., after West Virginia State Police recovered close to 2,000 prescription pills from the vehicle the two were in.

Found in the car were 1,514 Oxycodone pills, 381 Xanax pills, 30 Endocet pills and 60 liquid doses of 20 milligram Oxycodone. The pair had come up from Florida.

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“They had been down doctor shopping,” Cpl. B.M. Greenlee from the West Virginia State Police, said.

Currently both men are housed in the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville, W.Va., each under a $50,000 bond.

“After 10 days they are required to have a preliminary hearing,” Greenlee said. “If they don’t make bond, there will be a preliminary hearing.”

After that, the case is expected to be bound over to the grand jury.

“I’m sure they will find probable cause,” Greenlee said.

The men were pulled over for having several equipment violations on their car.

State police had no idea drugs were in the car at the time the pair was stopped. They were 10 blocks from their destination.

Total worth of the pills confiscated were $43,878.