Fayette County pair wanted for marijuana charges

OAK HILL, W.Va.–An Oak Hill man and woman are wanted by Fayette County Police on drug and neglect charges.

39-year-old Kenneth Allan Batey and 36-year-old Mary Jeanette Smith face charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and gross child neglect creating the risk of bodily injury.

Deputies seized more than 30 grams of marijuana packaged for sale, $1,000 cash, and multiple sets of scales while executing a search warrant at an Oak Hill Home Monday. They also found drug paraphernalia in the bedrooms of two teenagers who live there.

The home was searched after deputies went to the home and noticed a strong odor of marijuana. They obtained a search warrant shortly after.