Man arrested on federal charges during arraignment in Wood County

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WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (WTAP) - Update: 2/6/2019

Stalins Anthony Simon,47, of Charleston, WV, was arrested by Williamstown, WV Police on Jan 18, 2019, and arraigned on felony charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin and transporting controlled substances into the State of West Virginia.

Stalins Anthony Simon now faces federal charges after a January search of his vehicle by local authorites turned up heroin and marijuana.

Wood County Assistant Prosecutor Jeremy Wolfe said when he showed up for an arraignment on those charges Wednesday in Wood County Magistrate Court, he was apprehended by U.S. Marshals on a parole violation.

Wolfe says the local charges will now be handled by federal officials.


1/18/2019

A Charleston man faces drug charges after authorities found drugs in his SUV on Friday during a traffic stop on the I-77 entrance ramp off Highland Avenue in Williamstown.

Williamstown Police say officers stopped a black Lincoln SUV without a state motor-vehicle inspection sticker being driven by Stalins Anthony Simon, 47.

The officers smelled marijuana coming from Simon's SUV and requested help from the Wood County Sheriff's Office drug-sniffing K-9 Drago.

K-9 Drago sniffed around the SUV and indicated there were illegal drugs inside, allowing officers to search it without a warrant.

In the SUV, officers found four bags of suspected marijuana and one bag with an estimated 101.1 grams of suspected heroin.

Simon was arrested on felony charges of possession with the intent to distribute heroin and transporting controlled substances into the state of West Virginia.

He was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court by Magistrate Robin Waters, who set his bond at $300,000. Simon was released after posting bond.