Fairmont Police arrest 3 people on drug, conspiracy charges


Fairmont Police arrested three people on drug charges Tuesday after performing a traffic stop.

Danielle Barnard, 36, of Clarksburg, Jonathan Sayres, 34, of Bridgeport, and William Holt, 44, of Bridgeport, were arrested after police said they found multiple drugs. 

An officer observed Barnard, Sayres and Holt in a vehicle with all four doors open at the Avenue Motel in Fairmont, according to police.  The officer witnessed multiple people going up to the vehicle for about a minute before walking away, police said. 

The officer checked the vehicle’s registration, which came back as “no matching record” in their system, police said.  The officer followed the vehicle out of the parking lot and onto Fairmont Avenue.  The officer noticed that the vehicle’s inspection sticker was also expired, police said.  The officer then pulled the vehicle over at the intersection of 3rd Street and Virginia Avenue, according to police. 

Sayres was driving the vehicle when the officer pulled them over, police said.  The officer arrested Sayres after finding out that Barnard, Sayres and Holt all had suspended or revoked driver’s licenses, according to police.  

The officer searched Barnard, Sayres and Holt.  Barnard did not have anything on her person, according to police.  Sayres was in possession of a syringe, a suboxone sublingual film and $967 in cash, police said.  Holt was in possession of two .45 caliber bullets and $321 in cash.

A K-9 gave a positive indication of drugs in the vehicle, according to police.  The officer then searched the vehicle, finding two guns, a Walther PK380 and a Remington 1911 R1 .45 caliber, which had been reported stolen.  Both guns had chambered bullets, as well as multiple bullets in their magazines, police said.  Barnard told police that the Walther was hers, police said.  Officers also found five cell phones and Barnard’s purse in the vehicle.

The officers searched Barnard’s purse to find 16 Tramadol pills, one gram of marijuana, one and a half Alprazolam pills, eight heroin stamps, two mini-scales, multiple empty baggies and heroin stamps and $87 in cash, police said.  The items had been individually bagged to sale, according to police. 

Barnard, Sayres and Holt have been charged with possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy. 

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