Correctional Officer Faces Drug Charges

A Beckley Correctional officer is facing drug charges. 41-year old James Howard Butcher was arrested this week and charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and conspiracy to commit a felony, according to a news release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department. He is a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution in Beckley. Investigators think his girlfriend was getting prescriptions and transporting them to Fayetteville where she and Butcher sold them. The girlfriend is also facing charges.