Marion County man arrested on drug charges in Morgantown

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A Fairmont man has been arrested in Monongalia County after officers said they found over 36 grams of meth in his vehicle following a traffic stop.

On Tuesday, February 26, at 7:24 p.m. officers with the Morgantown Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Grafton Road near the Dorsey’s Knob Park entrance on a vehicle for having an obstructed license plate.

Officers then made contact with the driver of the vehicle, William Copney, 32, of Fairmont, who police said was acting very nervous. Copney’s eyes were glassy and he would not stop figgeting while looking for his information in the vehicle, according to police. Officers said they also noticed multiple pieces of tin foil along with a whole roll in the passenger side glove box..

Officers said a WVU Police K9 unit arrived on scene and gave law enforcement a positive alert indication on Copney’s vehicle for the odor of narcotics.

Officers then searched the vehicle and located three small black scales. While searching the trunk of Copney’s vehicle, officers located a blue plastic bag. Police said the blue bag contained 28.4 grams of meth in a grey tied-up bag, 3.4 grams of meth in a small zipped bag, 0.7 grams of meth in a small zipped bag,1.1 grams of meth in a small zipped bag, three small pieces of tied-up bags that contained 1.4 grams, 0.8 grams and 0.7 grams of meth and one zipped clear bag that contained 19 Tramadol pills and two buprenorphine pills. 

Copney also had $869 in cash on his person, according to police. The total amount of meth found in his vehicle weighed 36.5 grams, according to court documents.

Copney has been charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, police said. 

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