Driving while impaired leads to arrest
by Debbie Rolen
CHAPMANVILLE — West Virginia State Police responded to a “be on the lookout” for a white van that hit a guardrail several times, possibly being driven by a drunk driver.
The criminal complaint says officers observed Leslie Bryant, 37, of Verdunville, getting out of a vehicle with damage to the left side and fitting the description above.
The complaint goes on to say as officers approached Bryant, they detected the odor of marijuana coming from both the accused and the vehicle.
Bryant failed three sobriety tests the officers administered, and told officers of smoking marijuana prior to their arrival.
A search of the vehicle yielded a plastic baggy containing 2 gm of a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana and another clear, zip-lock bag containing three (3) 30 mg Oxycodone Hydrochloride blue pills, a Schedule II drug; eight (8) 30 mg Oxycodone Hydrochloride light blue pills, a Schedule II drug; two (2) 30 mg Oxycodone Hydrocloride blue pills, a Schedule II drug; seven (7) 30 mg Oxycodone Hydrochloride blue pills, a Schedule II drug and twelve (12) 2 mg Alprazolam green pills, a Schedule IV drug.
Bryant was transported to Logan Regional Medical Center for a blood test (results pending).
Bryant was arrested and charged with DUI, possession with intent to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance and possession of marijuana less than 15 gm.
Bond was set at $5,000.
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