Parkersburg residents arrested on drug charges

PARKERSBURG – Two Parkersburg residents were arrested Sunday night on drug charges, according to the Parkersburg Police Department.

About 8:30 p.m. Sunday, officers from the West Virginia State Police, Parkersburg Police Department and the Wood County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 1314 Spring St., Apt. 5, in Parkersburg, said Sgt. Greg Collins, coordinator with the Parkersburg Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force.

Following entry into the apartment, officers allegedly found suspected marijuana and other items commonly associated with the distribution of the drug, Collins said. The only two persons in the residence – Donald Paul Stephens, 45, of the address, and Tosha Anna Deal, 29, of 512 17th St., Parkersburg – were arrested without incident.

Stephens and Deal were each charged with felony possession with intent to deliver and were transported to the WVSP Detachment for processing, Collins said. Both are currently out on bond for 2013 charges related to the alleged cultivation of marijuana, he said.

The search warrant was obtained by Trooper C.S. Jackson as a result of an anonymous tip sent to the Parkersburg Police Department. Troopers and Parkersburg officers followed up on the information which resulted in the warrant’s issuance. The effort was part of the ongoing mission of the Aggressive Crime Enforcement Task Force (ACE), Collins said.