TALLMANSVILLE— A French Creek man was arrested Monday for possession with intent to deliver after officers found him asleep in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked along Little Sand Run Road with the engine still running.
Anthony Gregory, 38, was arrested for one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, marijuana, both felonies.
According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed investigating officer Senior Trooper P. J. Robinette with the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police, Robinette responded to a report of an unconscious person on Little Sand Run Road.
When Robinette arrived on the scene, he found a Nissan Xterra sitting along the road with a male, Gregory, in the driver’s seat. Robinette got Gregory’s attention by knocking on the window several times and asked him his name and the reason he was there, the complaint says.
“The male stated his name was Anthony Scott Gregory and he had gotten tired while driving home to Adrian,” Robinette wrote in the complaint.
Robinette noticed “what appeared to be a cloth glasses case lying on the floorboard with a glass smoking pipe protruding from the end,” according to the complaint.
After being asked about the cloth case, Gregory handed it to Robinette so he could see it. Robinette asked Gregory to step out of the vehicle and cuffed him, but informed him that he was not under arrest.
“I’m going to be under arrest when you look in that box,” Gregory allegedly told Robinette, the file says.
Upon further inspection of the box, Robinette allegedly found two plastic bags containing about 27 grams of what was later determined to be methamphetamine and two bags containing about 34 grams of a substance Robinette believed to be marijuana, according to the complaint. Robinette also reportedly found rolling papers, needles and another pipe which contained marijuana.
The penalty for a conviction of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance is imprisonment in the state penitentiary for one to 15 years and a fine of up to $25,000 on each count.