State Police arrest Tucker County woman after finding marijuana in vehicle

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West Virginia State Police have arrested a woman they said had marijuana in her vehicle.

Troopers said that on July 6, they observed a vehicle at a gas pump at Sheetz in Parsons that matched the description of a vehicle operated by a man, Joshua White, wanted on multiple felony charges.

After running the license plate, troopers found that it belonged to Joshua White’s wife, Janice White, 38, of Kerens.

Troopers said they observed the car for several minutes to see if Joshua White was inside the vehicle.  After approaching the vehicle on foot, police said the vehicle appeared to be empty.

Troopers said the vehicle remained at the same gas pump for approximately 25 minutes until Janice White moved it.  She also was at Sheetz for more than an hour, according to police.

Troopers began questioning Janice White and said she became defensive and argumentative.  Troopers asked Janice White if she was waiting on her husband, but she told them she was not, according to police.

Police asked Janice White why she was acting nervous and digging through her car and said she kept wanting to distance herself from the vehicle.

Troopers asked Janice White for consent to search her vehicle, which she declined, police said.  A short time later, a trooper requested a K-9, which led to a positive indication on both the driver’s side door and passenger’s side door, according to police.

After searching Janice White and her vehicle, troopers, along with a K-9 unit, found a pink case containing two separate sandwich-type bags containing marijuana, police said.  Troopers said inside one bag, there were eleven pre-packaged bags of a green, leafy substance, and inside the second bag, there were two larger bags of a green, leafy substance.

Janice White is charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

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