Former WV Deputy, Son Charged in Large Fentanyl Bust

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a retired West Virginia sheriff’s deputy and his son have been indicted on federal drug charges.

U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart on Thursday announced the superseding indictment against 76-year-old Larry McCallister and 45-year-old Steven Dale McCallister.

Stuart says 2.6 pounds of fentanyl were found during a raid at their home in Barboursville. Methamphetamine, guns and more than $8,000 in cash also were seized.

Stuart calls it a “significant case” because of the amount of drugs involved.

Steven McCallister is charged with offenses including drug distribution and possessing a firearm as a felon. His father is charged with offenses including aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The McCallisters are being held in the Western Regional Jail. It wasn’t immediately known whether they have attorneys.