The West Virginia State Police (WVSP) recently arrested a Stollings, W.Va. resident after she was allegedly found to be in possession of a stash of oxycodone and phentermine.
Trooper T.J. Hannon, with the WVSP, reports he was conducting routine road patrols on WV Route 10 Oct. 23 when he observed a vehicle traveling north with a defective headlight.
Upon executing a traffic stop, Hannon reportedly found Kristy Albright, 38, of Stollings, behind the wheel of the vehicle.
The criminal complaint filed by Hannon states, “Hannon observed Ms. Albright acting extremely nervous and shaking uncontrollably.”
At that time, Hannon reportedly asked Albright if she was in possession of any illegal substances, and Albright allegedly produced a bottle without a label containing 17 pills.
Hannon reports the pills were later identified as phentermine. Phentermine is a schedule four controlled substance commonly used for weight loss.
Albright reportedly granted Hannon permission to search the vehicle, but it was while frisking Albright that Hannon reportedly discovered one 10 milligram oxycondone pill and five 40 milligram oxycodone pills.
Hannon reportedly placed Albright under arrest and transported her to the WVSP Logan Detachment for processing and then to the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden, W.Va.
Albright is charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and a misdemeanor count of defective equipment.
If she is found guilty, Albright could be forced to between six months and one year in a state correctional facility and pay up to $10,000 in fines.
Bond was set to $10,000 in Logan Count Magistrate Court, and, on Oct. 24, Albright was able to post bond and is free pending trial.
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]