Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer  

PAW PAW, W.Va. – A Paw Paw resident and two men from Maryland were arrested on Wednesday on felony drug charges in Morgan County.   One of the men is a corrections officer in another state.

Sheriff KC Bohrer tells The Panhandle News Network deputies responded for a welfare check to Dr. Randolph Spencer Drive in Paw Paw on Wednesday.  A video the deputies had been provided appeared to show a person overdosing.

“Arriving they saw several individuals in the home that refused to answer the door,” according to the sheriff, who said the individuals appeared to be “unusually nervous.”

The deputies entered the home and found suspected meth, marijuana, suboxone strips, and fentanyl.

28-year-old Mackenzie R. Gocinski of Paw Paw faces a possession of controlled substance charge.

29-year-old Darrell Clayton Lavin of Oldtown, Maryland is suspected of bringing the fentanyl into the residence.  Deputies report Lavin is an employee with the Maryland Department of Corrections.

Lavin now faces Possession with Attempt to Deliver a Controlled Substance and Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance as well as a related charge regarding transportation of a Controlled substance.

22-year-old James M. Flint of Cumberland faces a charge regarding Possession of a controlled substance. All three were last reported incarcerated at the Eastern Regional Jail, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff Bohrer says officers notified the Maryland Department of Corrections since a Maryland Corrections employee was among those arrested.