BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WBOY) — Two men have been charged after officers inadvertently found drugs during a traffic stop in West Virginia. On Sunday, officers with the Bridgeport Police Department were conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle for improper registration on I-79, according to a criminal complaint.
The vehicle’s driver, Roy Porter, 57, handed officers a packet that they thought was the registration of the vehicle, but a small plastic bag containing “a couple pieces of crystal-like substance” fell out, officers said.
Officers led a K9 unit around the vehicle, resulting in a positive indication of drugs, according to the complaint. Porter was found to be in possession of 4 grams of meth, and a passenger in the vehicle, Jared Mayle, 21, of Salem, had 220 grams of meth, officers said.
Mayle was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He is currently out on bond. Porter was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony. He is currently being held in North Central Regional Jail on a $5,000 bond.