On June 5, troopers stopped a 2004 Dodge Ram pick-up truck with West Virginia registration for an improper lane change violation on Interstate 70 in Preble County. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed a plastic bag of marijuana roaches, two evape pens with THC oil, more than 1 pound of marijuana, 2 ounces of THC edibles and a half pound of solid hashish in jars. The contraband has an approximate street value of $12,637.
The driver, Devon Young, 20, from Fairmont, W.Va., and passengers, Zeb Young, 23, and Nathaniel Ware, 24, both from Elkins, W.Va., were charged with possession of hashish, a third-degree felony; possession of marijuana and criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a minor misdemeanor. The individuals were incarcerated in the Preble County Jail.