Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 1, 2013

Princeton police recover more than 700 pills, cash, following traffic stop

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON —  A traffic stop on U.S. Route 460 in the city limits of Princeton netted narcotics and cash.

Police stopped a Chevrolet Blazer that was driving erratically on U.S. Route 460 at 3:30 a.m. Sunday. During the course of the investigation, probable cause was developed to search the vehicle, according to Sgt. E.T. Pugh of the Princeton Police Department.

Pugh and Detective D.R. Murray, along with Sgt. J. Centeno of the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, executed a search warrant on the vehicle, and recovered approximately $7,000 in U.S. currency, and more than 700 controlled prescription tablets, including oxycodone, methadone and Xanax.

Pugh said the driver of the vehicle, Kristie Kennedy, 25, of Caretta, and passenger Courtney McGuire, 33, also of Caretta, were both arraigned before Mercer County Magistrate Mike Flanigan on charges of possession of controlled substance.

Both remain incarcerated this morning in the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver in lieu of $50,000 bond.

For more on the investigation, and what police found in the vehicle, see Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Telegraph.