State v. Tamez
In State v. Tamez, 169 W. Va. 382, 290 S.E.2d 14 (1982), the Court set forth the procedures to be followed in a hearing on the issue of disclosing the identity of a confidential informant. 169 W. Va. at 382-83, 290 S.E.2d at 15, syl. pt. 3.
Those procedures involve an in camera proceeding to permit the trial court to inspect the written statement submitted by the State in explanation of why discovery should either be restricted or not permitted in any fashion. Id.