Preston Co. man arrested after police say they found drugs in home when responding to suicide threat

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A Preston County man has been arrested after officers said they discovered marijuana in his residence when responding to a suicide threat.

On Monday, April 1 officers with the Terra Alta Police Department arrived at a residence on Jaycee Avenue after receiving a call about a suicide threat. After arriving at the residence, officers spoke to the subject of the suicide threat, Travis Trujillo, 29, of Terra Alta. Officers said Trujillo appeared depressed.

Officers said they were then contacted by a man, Trujillo’s friend, who was also present in the residence. The man told police that part of Trujillo’s problem was his use of illegal drugs, according to court documents. Police said that while EMS personnel talked with Trujillo, his friend showed officers a black lock box in Trujillo’s bedroom. 

When Trujillo’s friend opened the lock box, officers said they observed several plastic bags containing marijuana inside along with two digital scales. Officers said the lock box contained 15 individual bags of marijuana totaling over an ounce in weight. Trujillo stated that the marijuana found in the lock box was his, according to police.

Trujillo has been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, according to court documents. He is currently being held at Tygarts Valley Regional Jail. His bail has been set at $10,000.

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