Parkersburg man arrested after attempting to eat suspected drugs
Officer, child also exposed.
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A man from Parkersburg is behind bars after reportedly being caught in the middle of a drug deal.
According to a news release, Alex Johnson, 31, was seen by agents from the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force performing a suspected drug deal in the South Parkersburg Walmart parking lot just before 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday.
After officers made contact with Johnson, he attempted to eat the suspected drugs. The news release says that, in the process, Johnson exposed himself, a three year old child, and arresting officers to the suspected drugs.
EMS checked and cleared the child, the officers, and Johnson on scene.
Task force agents found 7 grams of suspected heroin, 6 grams of suspected fentanyl, a pellet gun that was made to look like a Glock handgun, a large amount of cash, and digital scales.
Johnson has been charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin and fentanyl.
His bond was set at $25,000 cash. He remains in the North Central Regional Jail.
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