SMITHERS - A Smithers man was arrested
on a felony drug charge following a traffic stop in Fayette County.
Jeremy Louis Bufford, 34, is charged with possession of a
controlled substance with intent to deliver. The driver of the vehicle, Alicia
Conliffe, was cited for not having insurance and for misdemeanor possession of
An officer stopped the vehicle on U.S. Route 60 in the
Smithers area around 8 p.m. Tuesday for an equipment violation, according to
Sheriff Steve Kessler. Prior to the K-9 drug search, Conliffe reportedly
admitted to possessing a small amount of marijuana.
The officer searched Bufford after noticing the suspect
attempt to conceal something in his shoe, according to Kessler. The officer
reportedly found a bag hidden in the suspect's shoe containing approximately 55
30-milligram Oxycodone pills, and also found more than $1,500 in Bufford's
Bufford is in Southern Regional Jail on $50,000