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Trafficking arrest made


SALYERSVILLE – A woman is behind bars after law enforcement noticed her swerving off the road on the Restaurant Row portion of the Mountain Parkway early Monday morning.

At approximately 1 a.m. on November 11, Salyersville Police Department Officer Mike Nickels reported in the arrest citation that he witnessed a car swerving off the road and across traffic lines on the Mountain Parkway, leading him to pull over the vehicle at the second traffic light.

Nickels noted in the citation that he found scales, baggies, a needle and a straw in the vehicle.

The driver, Rebecca Faith Becraft, age 27, was given a field sobriety test, which she failed, and when he ran her ID, found out she had an active warrant from another county.

Becraft was taken into custody and Nickels searched the vehicle, finding a substance believed to be heroin and drug paraphernalia, as well as two bags of marijuana/hemp.

Becraft was transported to Paul B. Hall Medical Center, where she refused a blood test, and then taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, where she remains at press time. 

She is currently facing the following charges: reckless driving (violation); failure to produce insurance card (violation); buying or possessing drug paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor); operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense (Class B misdemeanor); importing heroin (Class C felony); trafficking in industrial hemp (less than 8 ounces), first offense (Class A misdemeanor); and possession of industrial hemp (Class B misdemeanor). 

On Monday morning in district court, Becraft’s bond was set at $10,000 cash.  

Editor's Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Heather Oney

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