WILLIAMTOWN, W.Va. - UPDATE: 01/18/19 5:30 P.M.
A Belpre man arrested on drugs charges after a traffic stop in Williamstown is headed to prison after being sentenced in Wood County Circuit Court on Friday.
Judge Robert Waters sentenced Bradley Giffen, 36, to one to 15 years for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver heroin and one to five years for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver methamphetamine. The sentences are to run consecutively, a court official said.
Giffen was arrested in April 2018 the parking lot of a business on Highland Avenue after Williamstown Police said they found drugs and a loaded handgun inside his vehicle.
A Belpre man faces drug charges after he was arrested Monday during a traffic stop in Williamstown.
Williamstown, W.Va. Police say at 9:08 Monday morning, officers stopped a vehicle in the parking lot of the Dutch Pantry on Highland Avenue.
Police questioned the driver, Bradley Justin Giffen, 36, of Belpre, Ohio, and got permission to search the vehicle.
Inside the vehicle, officers found 41 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 29 grams of suspected heroin, crack cocaine, digital scales, U.S. currency and a loaded 9mm handgun.
Officers arrested the vehicle's driver, Bradley Justin Giffen, 36, of Belpre, Ohio.
Giffen was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to deliver heroin and possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine.
He was processed at the Williamstown Police Department and was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court by Magistrate Joe Kuhl.
Giffen is being held in the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of bail, and he may face additional charges.