April Lynn Lavender, 38, from and Kristie Weis, 22, have been arrested after leaving an anti -snitching sign up on the front door of their home in Oak Hill, Fayette county, West Virginia, causing suspension from the police that they were selling drugs.
On Thursday, 6th October, officers of Fayette County Sheriff's Department arrived at a residence on Central Avenue, after receiving a complaint about joyriding in the area. When the police officers arrived at the door of the complaint the officers noticed a sign.
The sign read, “Due to snitches, everyone entering my home is subject to being searched. All cell phones and drinks will be left outside. If you’re not a snitch, it won’t offend you if I search you.”
The officers believed that the residents of the property were selling drugs. The police talked to the owners of the property and received consent to search the home.
The search concluded with police seizing substantial quantities of heroin and methamphetamine.
April Lynn Lavender was arrested and charged with the felony of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. She was arraigned in the Fayette County Magistrate Court and remanded to the Southern Regional Jail on a $10,000 bond.
Kristie Weis was arrested and charged with the misdemeanor offense of joyriding. She was arraigned in the Fayette County Magistrate Court and remanded to the Southern Regional Jail on a $1,5000 bond.
Sheriff Steve Kessler released a statement, "While drug investigations often require a great deal of time and effort, sometimes the criminals make our job pretty easy, if someone posts a sign on their front door about searching 'snitches,' it's a pretty safe bet that there are illegal drugs being sold out of that location."