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Search of motel leads to drug charges for 2 in West Virginia

When it comes to staying at a motel, it could be nearly impossible to know how many individuals have access to a room at any given moment. Should authorities receive reports of drug activity at such an establishment, the subsequent search of a room could result in criminal charges if illegal drugs are located within. Two individuals have recently been arrested and are facing drug charges following the search of a motel in West Virginia.

According to reports, the incident began when authorities received reports of the possible presence of drug activity at the motel. After arriving at the scene, they proceeded to execute search warrants on two separate rooms. During this process, authorities claim to have uncovered 1 ounce of methamphetamine and several bags of marijuana, along with a firearm and a large sum of cash.

Many of the details concerning the information that led them to suspect the presence of drug activity remain unclear. Two individuals were taken into custody shortly after the search, each of whom is reportedly facing multiple drug charges. With the potential gravity of a conviction for similar charges, each person could be preparing for what comes next by focusing on his or her defense.

Individuals who face drug charges may wish to defend against the allegations, but without the necessary legal experience, the process can be intimidating. For those who face similar circumstances, seeking guidance from an attorney could prove beneficial. A defense attorney can advise a client in West Virginia of the consequences he or she may face and guidance on the best course of action to take during upcoming legal proceedings.

Source:, “Two Parkersburg residents arrested after task force finds drugs in Mineral Wells motel“, Feb. 25, 2018

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