PARKERSBURG - A Parkersburg man was arrested Friday on drug charges for allegedly distributing meth through the mail, police said.
Terrence Joseph McGuirk, 42, 2717 1/2 Bird St., was arrested on three felony counts of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, according to a press release from the Parkersburg Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force.
The task force arrested McGuirk while conducting a surveillance operation of his Bird Street residence and the U.S. Post Office at 3505 Central Ave. Parkersburg police had received information from the Virginia State Police regarding the distribution of meth from Parkersburg, according to a task force press release.
At 10:45 a.m. Friday, McGuirk approached the U.S. Post Office with two packages bound for Virginia and Florida. When police questioned him, the suspect admitted the packages contained amounts of meth, police said.
During searches of the packages and McGuirk's Bird Street residence, police recovered amounts of methamphetamine. A background check revealed a conviction in 1996 for trafficking methamphetamine in Florida.
McGuirk was arraigned before Wood County Magistrate Brenda Marshall, and he remains in custody on a $75,000 bond, police said.
The Parkersburg Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force is comprised of investigators from the Parkersburg Police Department, Wood County Sheriff's Office, Vienna Police Department and West Virginia State Police.