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Complaints: Three arrested on drug charges

PARKERSBURG — Three Parkersburg residents were arrested last week for selling methamphetamine in the area.

Wednesday, Jennifer Lynn Rager, 43, 4810 Grand Central Ave. Apt. 8, Parkersburg and David Lee Evans, 40, same address, were arrested following a traffic stop at the intersection of Rayon Drive and Pike Street in Parkersburg, according to a criminal complaint filed with the Wood County Magistrate Court.

After Rager, the driver, made an abrupt change in direction, she was pulled over at a nearby local business where police dog Hawk responded to conduct a test of the vehicle, according to the complaint.

Hawk indicated the presence of drugs near the front passenger’s side door and about 11 grams of methamphetamine were seized, the complaint said.

Evans was a passenger in the vehicle and had over $4,000 in cash in his wallet, according to the complaint.

Rager and Evans are being charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver and both were being held at North Central Regional Jail on $100,000 surety bonds.

Thursday, Joshua E. Mercy, 29, 606 Jameson St., Parkersburg, was arrested after a separate incident, according to a criminal complaint.

A search warrant of his residence revealed marijuana, methamphetamine, cash and digital scales. The complaint said officers also found a firearm which Mercy was unable to possess because he is a convicted felon.

Mercy is being charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and a prohibited person with a firearm and was released on a $25,000 surety bond.

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