- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) - McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are investigating contraband smuggling at Stevens Correctional Facility.

The sheriff’s office tells media outlets that investigators found $12,000 worth of tobacco products, saw blades and other items on Sunday. The items were found behind a maintenance shed at the prison in Welch and near the West Virginia Division of Highways’ offices in Havaco.

The sheriff’s office says arrest warrants are expected to be issued soon.

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