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Suspect Arrested in Largest Drug Bust in Cabell County History

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CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A suspect has been arrested in what the sheriff department says is the largest drug bust in Cabell County history.

According to Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle, 31-year-old Wayne Allen Cook Jr. was arrested in the Highlawn area.

Cook was reportedly arrested with an estimated $250,000 worth of drugs, including roughly 4.5 pounds of heroin. 

A estimate of items seized by deputies included the following: 1,986 grams of heroin in separate bags, 2.5 lbs of marijuana, $50,000 worth of stolen property, 14 firearms, $10,000 in vehicle seizure, and $3,500 in cash.

Sheriff Zerkle says that the arrest is, "a game changer for taking drugs off the street," and that Cook is "a major player" in illegal activity throughout the county.

Cook is now facing charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver, Receiving and Transferring Stolen Property, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

He is being held at Western Regional Jail where his bond has been set at $140,000 cash only. 

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