Tiara Humphrey and Tyler Groves

Two arrested for drug-related crimes

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon man and Crawford woman were recently arrested after allegedly being found in possession of a white crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Tyler Groves, 24, was arrested for conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a felony, on Friday, Dec. 27, and Tiara Humphrey, 26, was arrested for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, methamphetamine, also a felony, on Thursday, Dec. 26.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed by investigating officer Deputy Tyler Gordon with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, on Thursday, Dec. 26, Gordon saw a multi-colored SUV turn east on the Old Elkins Road from Jack Hill Road. The vehicle was equipped with a loud, defective exhaust and made a very wide turn on the roadway, the file says. When Gordon caught up to the vehicle, it turned into a driveway on the Vegan Road.

Gordon initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and he identified the driver as Tyler Groves and the front passenger as Humphrey; another female passenger was in the backseat. Groves told Gordon the vehicle did not have insurance and granted consent to search the vehicle.

According to the report, when searching the vehicle, Gordon located a blue and white backpack that Humphrey admitted belonged to her. Gordon also reportedly found a pink box, which Humphrey said was hers, adding it contained her and her children’s Social Security cards and important documents.

However, Gordon saw a crystal-like substance he believed to be methamphetamine through a crack in the box, the file says. Gordon opened the box and allegedly saw three separate clear bags containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, totaling a weight of approximately 18 grams. Gordon advised Humphrey of her Miranda Rights, which she said she understood.

The complaint says Humphrey eventually told police that her boyfriend, Groves, allegedly handed her the box as he saw Gordon catching up to him on the Vegan Road. Humphrey told police that Groves had the box under his seat, the complaint says.

Bail was set at $15,000 for Groves and $15,000 for Humphrey.

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