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September 3, 2013

Charleston man arrested on drug charges

FAIRMONT — A Charleston man was arrested on drug charges over the weekend after being pulled over for violating the speed limit.

At 10 a.m. Sunday, Cpl. Mike Boyle of the Fairmont detachment of the West Virginia State Police pulled over Nicholas Kirby, 20, for driving 85 mph in a 70 mph zone along Interstate 79 through Marion County on his way back to Charleston.

Boyle was working speed enforcement for the Labor Day weekend.

“While I was talking to the driver, I smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle,” Boyle said. “I ended up searching the vehicle and found a small amount of marijuana. Upon searching further, I found more in the trunk.”

Boyle seized approximately one pound of marijuana and $2,000 in cash from Kirby’s vehicle.

Boyle said five marijuana brownies and cocaine were also found in the vehicle.

According to Boyle, Kirby was sent to the North Central Regional Jail where he is awaiting arraignment on two felony charges — possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of cocaine.

As of press time Monday, bail had not been set.


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