Sheriff, city police conduct ‘saturation patrol’ in Upshur County Thursday

TENNERTON — The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office conducted drug searches in two local schools as well as a ‘saturation patrol’ throughout the county Thursday, according to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office Friday.

Text from the release appears in full below:

“On Feb. 10, Buckhannon-Upshur high and middle schools were searched by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office along with the Marion/Harrison Interdiction Team, which is comprised of the following units: Harrison County Sheriff’s Department K-9 patrol, Clarksburg Police Department K-9 patrol, and Bridgeport Police Department K-9 patrol.

The K-9 searches at both schools were an effort to promote school safety and to combat the use/possession of drugs in our schools.

Between 2-8 p.m. the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office along with the Marion/Harrison County Interdiction Team conducted a saturation patrol in Upshur County. These contacts netted the following arrests or contacts:

  • One driving under the influence of controlled substances arrest
  • One driving while license revoked for third-offense DUI (felony) arrest
  • One recovery of a stolen vehicle
  • Six possession of controlled substances arrests (methamphetamine, marijuana, other illegal or non-prescription pills)
  • Three driving while license suspended arrests (non-DUI)
  • 10 expired motor vehicle inspection sticker citations
  • Two expired registration citations
  • Three no insurance citations
  • 27 warning citations

The Buckhannon Police Department also conducted a joint saturation patrol Thursday, Feb. 10, within the city limits of Buckhannon. Their total number of arrests, contacts and/or citations are not included in this report.

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