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Handwritten note warning against snitches leads police to drug bust

October 9, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Handwritten note warning against snitches leads police to drug bust

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A written sign about “snitches” posted on the front door of a West Virginia residence tipped authorities off to the methamphetamine and heroin discovered inside.

The owner of the home, 38-year-old April Lynn Lavender, was taken into custody on drug charges after law enforcement officials answered a joyriding complaint on Thursday morning in Oak Hill, West Virginia.

The hot pink sign posted on the front door that raised suspicions regarding what was going on inside, the Daily Mail reported.

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The message 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!”

Fayette County sheriff’s deputies had interviewed two suspects about drug sales before they were given permission to enter the home, where they recovered heroin, methamphetamine, and other narcotics.

Lavender remains in custody on a $10,000 bond after she was officially charged with possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

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Lavender (left) was charged with a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, while her friend Weis (right) faces a misdemeanor for joyriding

Kristie Weis, her friend, faces a misdemeanor charge for joyriding.

“While drug investigations often require a great deal of time and effort, sometimes the criminals make our job pretty easy,” Sheriff Kessler stated.

“If someone posts a sign on their front door about searching “snitches,” it’s a pretty safe bet that illegal drugs are being sold out of that location.”

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