Police stay busy with drug arrests

PARKERSBURG – A number of drug arrests were made Saturday night following a traffic stop on Belmont Road in south Parkersburg.

Parkersburg police detectives and a West Virginia State Police trooper stopped a 1998 Buick sedan in the 2300 block of Belmont Road.

Following a positive indication on the vehicle by a Wood County Sheriff’s Office canine, officers searched the car and allegedly found an amount of suspected cocaine, crack cocaine and pills, said Sgt. Greg Collins with the Parkersburg Police Department.

The driver, Bonnie Lynn Myers, 53, of 1001 Market St., Apt. 3, Parkersburg, and passenger Jack Lee Poland, 45, of 3623 Packard St., Apt. 26, Parkersburg, were taken into custody and transported to police headquarters for processing on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, Collins said.

At around 4 a.m. Sunday, Parkersburg detectives, Wood County deputies and West Virginia troopers executed a search warrant at the Comfort Inn, Room 210, at 401 37th St., Parkersburg.

Toby Jermaine Person, 37, of 2257 Groveport Road, Columbus, Ohio, and Amanda Sue White, 23, of 3512 Meldrake St., Columbus, Ohio, were taken into custody after officers allegedly located approximately 55.5 grams of suspected cocaine and crack cocaine, as well as 7.4 grams of suspected heroin, Collins said. Police reported over $3,000 in cash was also seized during the execution of the warrant.

Person and White were taken to Parkersburg police headquarters and processed on two felony counts each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

At around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, officers from the three departments executed a second search warrant at 1001 Market St., Apt. 3, at the home of Myers. During the search of the apartment, officers allegedly discovered approximately 10 ounces of suspected marijuana, Collins said.

“Myers’ earlier misdemeanor possession charge was changed to felony possession with intent to deliver,” he said.

Myers, Person and White were all placed in the Wood County Holding Center to await arraignment. Poland was released on a citation and must appear in Wood County Magistrate Court within five days on the misdemeanor charge.

Person was found to be currently on federal probation through the southern district of Ohio at the time of his arrest. Parkersburg detectives will be contacting federal authorities to inform them of his arrest, Collins said.