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Police Chief Cecil Finds Drugs In Traffic Stop

By Staff | Aug 19, 2020

Pictured is the drugs, money, and loaded gun that was confiscated by New Martinsville Police.

On Monday August 10th, 2020 around 1 p.m., Chief Cecil made a routine traffic stop on a silver Chrysler vehicle with Ohio tags. While conducting the stop, Chief Cecil noticed that the plate on the vehicle did not look normal and upon further inspection the plate had the expiration date written on a piece of paper with a sharpie. After talking with the driver of the vehicle, Chief Cecil found out that the driver had no license and was on probation out of Ohio. Chief Cecil ran the subject by name and date of birth and it came back that the driver had several warrants out of Ohio, none of which were extraditable. Patrolman Chris Folmar, Captain Steve Kastigar, and Detective Donnie Harris came on scene to assist Chief Cecil. Detective Harris returned to the station and brought back K-9 Havoc who did a fresh air sniff of the vehicle and alerted to the indication of drugs in the vehicle. Chief Cecil and Patrolman Folmar conducted a search of the vehicle which produced around $500.00 in cash in a lock box with around 7 grams of Meth and scales. They also found that between the drivers seat and the console was a loaded pistol. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to New Martinsville Police Department. The subject was then taken in front of magistrate with possession with intent to deliver charges and later transported to northern regional jail. Further charges on the subject are pending.

Thank you to Captain Steve Kastigar for assisting at the traffic stop and for relaying information back to us while dealing with the prisoner. Thank you to Detective Donnie Harris for doing the search warrant on the lock box that was found and interviewing the suspect. Thank you to Patrolman Chris Folmar for assisting at the traffic stop, the search of the vehicle, and transporting the suspect to Northern Regional Jail. Thank you K-9 Havoc for the great nose ??. And thank you to dispatcher Keith Nelson for handling all of the radio traffic and running everything when needed.

Editors Note: New developments in the arrest show that the subject arrested was Dyan Brown who is was wanted by the Akron, Ohio police after the bodies of two people were found in a burning home.

Brown is being held in the North Regional Jail. He has been charged with complicity to commit aggravated murder and conspiracy to commit aggravated murder in Akron, Ohio.

The bodies of Justin Lee Walker, 34, of Akron and Melinda Kay Pointer, 47, of Akron, were discovered by Akron Firefighters in a home on the 1000 block of Brown Street in Akron.