Entries in police blotters can be life-changing events distilled to a few dry, terse words. For those facing arrest in the Weirton area, the charges they face aren't any less important or serious because they're not blared out every hour on CNN or on the front page of the New York Times.
The story of a West Virginia man arrested on drug charges began as so many do: with a traffic stop. The 31-year-old was driving when a West Virginia State trooper stopped for expired license plates on the vehicle.
There are few pressure situations as intense as the one a person experiences when they are interrogated by police about a serious crime. Questioning can be grueling and repetitive, as officers probe and parry, trying to find cracks in a person's story or get an interviewee to make contradictory statements.