WILLIAMSON –Sue “Bob” White, known from the Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia documentary, was arrested on drug and obstruction charges Thursday by officers with the Williamson Police Department.
According to a criminal complaint, the arrest was made after officers responded to a disturbance call at Peter Street in Williamson.
While responding to the call, officers allegedly spoke with White who wished to make a complaint over stolen property.
The officers learned from the Mingo County 911 that White had a wanted status for warrants in the state of Kentucky. Upon learning of White’s wanted status, officers took her into custody and transported her to the Williamson Police Department.
While at the department, White allegedly requested to use the restroom. The complaint states that an officer checked the bathroom and removed the trash can and patted down the outer layers of White’s person and removed the handcuffs to allow her to use the restroom.
After White exited the restroom, she was secured once again in handcuffs. An officer inspected the restroom after White was finished and allegedly located a brown paper bag that had been placed at the rear of the toilet. The paper bag allegedly contained 66 Gabapentin 400 mg pills, a small bag of marijuana, a small bag containing a torn Suboxone strip and rolling papers.
The criminal complaint lists White’s charges as obstructing an officer and three counts of possession of a controlled substance all of which are classified as misdemeanor offenses.
White was transported to the Southwestern Regional Jail located in Holden W.Va. White is currently listed as a pre- trial felon and has bail set at $2,000.
Information in this article was obtained by use of a criminal complaint which is public record. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation and those named should be considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.