Man arrested after drug investigation at Sheetz in Philippi

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A man has been arrested after a drug investigation at Sheetz in Philippi.

On March 4, 2019, officers with the Philippi Police Department were conducting a drug-related investigation at Sheetz in Philippi. During the course of the investigation, officers took Chad Price, 44, into custody after finding drug paraphernalia in his backpack that he attempted to hide beside the dumpsters located behind Sheetz.

Officers said they viewed surveillance footage and observed Price and another man enter the men’s restroom for a brief amount of time and then exit. Police then identified the man and interviewed him. The man told police that he purchased $20 worth of methamphetamine from Price in the Sheetz bathroom, according to court documents.

Police said Sheetz employees contacted 911 advising that they found what they believed to be drugs in the men’s restroom while officers were conducting the drug investigation outside.

Price was then taken to the Philippi Police Department for questioning, where he told police that he did not sell anything to the man. Officers said Price later told them that he “gave” the man the suspected methamphetamine.

Price has been charged with distribution of a controlled substance.

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