A Logan man ran afoul of the law Aug. 28 after he was allegedly found to be in possession of drugs and a stolen car.
Trooper S.M. Thompson, with the West Virginia State Police (WVSP), reportedly observed a suspicious vehicle on the side of the road in the Justice Addition area of Logan County. The vehicle’s driver was reportedly tampering with building materials on private property.
Upon investigation, Thompson found the driver to be Joshua Wayne Boggess, 30, of Logan. Boggess reportedly stated he had permission from the property owner to take away any scrap from the construction.
Thompson was informed by WVSP Communications that the verhicle’s registration was improper and that Boggess’ license had been revoked for unpaid citations and an active driving while suspended citation.
While running more checks on the vehicle, Thompson was informed by WVSP Communications the vehicle’s identification number was registered as stolen in the state of Tennessee. While questioning Boggess about the vehicle’s provenance, Thompson reports he stated he obtained the vehicle from his girlfriend’s family who lives in Tennessee.
Upon searching the vehicle, Thompson allegedly discovered several hypodermic needles, a suboxone strip and approximately one gram of a white powdery substance believed to be methamphetamine.
Boggess was subsequently arrested and is charged with misdemeanor counts of driving on a revoked license, improper registration, simple possession of a controlled substance, simple possession of methamphetamine and a felony count of receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle. If he is found guilty on all counts, Boggess could be forced to spend between 1.5 and four years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $8,000 in fines.
Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]