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Morgantown traffic stop nets drugs, vaping materials

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A routine traffic stop in Morgantown has led to a major quantity of marijuana, TKO vape cartridges, bottles of THC vape juice and packaging materials.

Police chief Ed Preston said the investigation started with a traffic stop Wednesday night on Gallatin Avenue involving a 2018 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven Tristan Clay Anderson, 23, of Bolivar, Ohio. A canine alert on the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 2.5 pounds of marijuana, scales and packaging materials.

Police then obtained a search warrant for a property tied to Anderson in the 300 block of Virginia Avenue and recovered a substantial amount of drugs.

“More than 25 pounds of marijuana, more than 70 bottles of THC oil to charge the pens, more than 300 of the TKO vape cartridges plus more than 100 of the edible marijuana candies,” Preston said.

Rests have verified the bottles of oil contained a very potent concentration of THC, but no heroin, Preston said.

The TKO vape cartridges are known to contain heroin.

Anderson was charged with possession with the intent to distribute and is awaiting arraignment.


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