SCARBRO, WV (NEWS RELEASE) — A Fayette County woman has been arrested on drug charges. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information concerning this arrest:
At approximately 1:19 pm on Thursday, July 20, 2017, Sergeant T.N. Mooney and Deputy Amanda K. Keenan were on patrol in the area of Dove Road in Scarbro when Sergeant Mooney observed a silver Dodge Dakota pickup truck being driven by a female who he had recently arrested and who he knew did not have a valid driver’s license. Upon stopping this vehicle Sergeant Mooney’s K-9 partner, Arras, alerted the Deputies to drugs concealed in the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle Deputies recovered in excess of 2 grams of methamphetamine that was packaged for sale, along with a set of scales used to weigh this methamphetamine. Deputies also found several prescription pills concealed inside of the vehicle.
Jessica Ruth Dilley, age 32, of Scarbro, was arrested and charged with a single felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. She is currently being processed before being taken before a Fayette County Magistrate for arraignment.
This incident remains under investigation by Sergeant T.N. Mooney and Deputy Amanda Keenan. They were assisted at the scene by Deputy S.K. Neal.
“This is just another example of the value that K-9s trained in narcotics detection add to our ability to take dangerous drugs off of the street,” said Sheriff Fridley. “Arras’ sensitive nose turned what could have been a simple traffic stop for a minor motor vehicle violation into a felony drug arrest.”
The Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit is largely supported through donations from the public. If not for the outstanding support of our citizens we would be unable to maintain and operate a K-9 Unit at our current level.
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