10:57 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Pa. Man in Wreck Involving Chickens, Marijuana Pleads Not Guilty in W.Va. on Gun Charges

Credit West Virginia Regional Jail Authority

A Pennsylvania man who wrecked an SUV on a West Virginia highway while carrying live chickens, improvised explosives and guns pleaded not guilty to a weapons charge Tuesday.

Police say 21-year-old Seth Grim of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, was driving south along Interstate 79 about 30 miles northeast of Charleston when he lost control of his Ford Explorer on Aug. 22 and wrecked. State police found 30 chickens, improvised explosive devices, a dog, marijuana, ammunition, and two AK-47-style rifles at the scene. The dog didn't survive.

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9:47 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Majority of W.Va. Drug Arrests Are for Marijuana

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Arrest figures show that a majority of drug arrests in West Virginia are for marijuana.

A review of West Virginia drug arrests by The Charleston Gazette shows that more than half have been for marijuana since 2000.

Charleston police Lt. Chad Napier says marijuana is one of the most commonly abused drugs. He says people arrested for other crimes often have marijuana in their possession.

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10:06 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Improvised Explosive Devices, Chickens, Marijuana Found in I-79 Crash

Credit Katelyn Sykes / WCHS-TV

West Virginia State Police say altered fireworks, weapons, chickens and marijuana were found inside an SUV that wrecked on Interstate 79, and the driver from Pennsylvania has been arrested.

Police say a Ford Explorer carrying dozens of chickens flipped in Roane County about 3:30 a.m. Friday.

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3:46 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Illinois Police Seize 145 Pounds of Marijuana from West Virginian

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Authorities in western Illinois say they've seized around 145 pounds of marijuana from a 68-year-old West Virginia man passing through the area.

Galesburg Police say the value of the drugs is between $300,000 and $500,000.

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Drug Paraphernalia
2:22 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

W.Va. House Passes Bill Banning Sale of Bongs, Bowls

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West Virginia businesses couldn't sell bongs, bowls, mini spoons or other items marketed for illegal drug use under a proposal passed by the House of Delegates.
House lawmakers voted 94-2 Wednesday to make intentionally selling drug paraphernalia in West Virginia a misdemeanor, punishable by up to $5,000 in fines and six months to a year in jail. The Senate will consider the bill next.

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