Kingwood man arrested on drug charges after incident at BFS

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A Preston County man has been arrested after troopers located methamphetamine and marijuana during a search.

Troopers with the West Virginia State Police Kingwood Detachment responded to multiple 911 calls for a drug complaint at the BFS Foods on East Main Street in Kingwood. According to troopers, a caller believed that they witnessed a drug deal at the store that involved a red Jeep Wrangler. Troopers said the caller witnessed the Jeep leave the store and drive west on WV Route 7.

After locating the vehicle, troopers conducted a stop on the vehicle and requested the driver exit the vehicle. Troopers identified the driver as Okey Teter, 30, of Kingwood. Upon Teter exiting the vehicle, troopers performed a pat-down search of his person for weapons.

During the pat-down search, troopers said they asked Teter what was in his pockets. According to troopers, Teter admitted to having methamphetamine, marijuana and several pipes in his possession. Troopers said they located two pipes,a container methamphetamine and a container with marijuana in Teter’s pockets.

At this time, troopers said they began to supervise the other occupants of the vehicle. Troopers said they located a pistol between the driver’s seat and center console of the vehicle. According to troopers, further investigation revealed that the pistol was reported stolen. Troopers then conducted a search of the vehicle and located a digital scale, several small plastic bags and $200 in cash in the driver’s seat. Additionally, troopers said they found a set of brass knuckles in the center console.

Teter has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He is currently being held at Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

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