Lewis County Deputies arrest man on drug charge

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The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man accused of having drugs in a vehicle.

On June 21, a deputy made a traffic stop on Interstate 79 south at the 101.5 mile marker on a Toyota Corolla going 89 mph in a 70 mph zone, according to the sheriff’s office.

When the deputy contacted the driver, the deputy said he could smell a strong odor of marijuana inside the vehicle.  The driver told the deputy there was a mason jar of marijuana inside the glove box, according to the sheriff’s office.

After removing all of the occupants from the vehicle, the deputy found a small baggie of a white, rock-crystal substance inside a clothes bag, according to the sheriff’s office.  The deputy said a passenger, Steven Somers, 23, of Morgantown, took ownership of the bag.  Somers told the deputy the substance was Molly, or MDMA, also commonly known as Ecstasy, according to the sheriff’s office.  The deputy said a field test kit indicated the substance was amphetamine.

The deputy also found $2,799 in large bills inside the bag, according to the sheriff’s office.  The deputy said he also found a pistol in Somers’ bag.

Somers is charged with possession with intent to deliver.  He is in Central Regional Jail.

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