Three charged with conspiracy to deliver after Elkins traffic stop

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ELKINS, W.Va. – Three people were arrested in Elkins Saturday following a traffic stop, according to criminal complaints.

Officers with the Elkins Police Department were patrolling South Randolph Avenue when they observed a vehicle with its driver’s side headlight out, according to the complaints. Upon stopping the vehicle, officers made contact with Corey Sprouse, 25, of Mabie, Morgan Wamsley, 28, of Elkins, and Caleb Goodwin, 27, according to the complaint.

The officer asked for Sprouse, who was driving, to give him his license, registration and proof of insurance, according to the complaint. Upon running Sprouse’s license, the officer discovered that it had been suspended, and returned to the vehicle, according to the complaint.

When the officer returned to the vehicle, he asked Sprouse if there was anything in the vehicle he should be aware of, and Sprouse said there was not; then the officer asked if he could search the vehicle, to which Sprouse replied he could, according to the complaint.

Sprouse exited the vehicle holding his wallet, and the officer asked if he could search it, according to the complaint. Sprouse handed the officer his wallet, and the officer found a plastic bag with “STAY HIGH” printed on it containing a crystal-like substance or presumed methamphetamine, according to the complaint.

The officer asked Sprouse to step to the back of the vehicle, then asked Wamsley and Goodwin to step out of the vehicle, as well, according to the complaint. Wamsley told officers that her purse contained two syringes and possibly a small bag of marijuana; when officers searched her bag, they found those items, as well as a small bag with the words “STAY HIGH” printed on it which contained a crystal-like substance of presumed methamphetamine, according to the complaint.

In the center console of the vehicle, officers found a clear plastic bag containing three pills, which Sprouse claimed were his, and he had a prescription for them, according to the complaint. Officers also found a black container with a zipper under the front passenger seat which contained two bags full of other small bags with “STAY HIGH” printed on them and a set of scales with a crystal-like residue on them, according to the complaint.

Officers found a loose vent in the vehicle and found a cellophane wrapper containing two pills, a plastic bag with “STAY HIGH” printed on it containing presumed methamphetamine and clear bag with a crystal-like substance, according to the complaint. Goodwin stated that all the hidden substances, bags and scales were all his, and the other passengers in the vehicle did not know they were there, according to the complaint.

Officers then advised Goodwin, Sprouse and Wamsley that they were all under arrest and placed them in handcuffs and seized their phones, according to the complaint. Goodwin told officers once again that the other passengers in the vehicle had no clue about the contents of the car, but officers replied by saying that all the bags were similar to the ones in their possession according to the complaint.

Goodwin, Sprouse and Wamsley were then transferred to the Elkins Police Department for processing, according to the complaint. While being processed, Goodwin said to police, “Do I look like an addict to you? No I sell the s***, and that’s it,” according to the complaint.

Goodwin, Sprouse and Wamsley are charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and are being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

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