Wheeling man arrested for possession with intent to deliver marijuana

BUCKHANNON – A Wheeling man was arrested for possession with intent to deliver Monday after police allegedly found him with a plastic bag of marijuana that weighed about 24 grams.

Andrew Wilhelm, 18, was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, a felony, Monday but has since been released from the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

According to the complaint filed by investigating officer Tanner Collins with the Buckhannon Police Department, Collins was driving down Camden Avenue Monday when he saw a small red car parked alone in a gravel parking lot behind the Child Development Center.

Collins noticed the car “was very smoky” and had a light on inside it, so he turned around and pulled up beside the car to ask if everything was OK.

When Wilhelm, the driver, rolled down the window, Collins could reportedly smell marijuana emanating from the car.

When Collins asked where the marijuana was located, the passenger informed Collins that he and the driver, Wilhelm, had been smoking a joint, the report states.

Wilhelm allegedly admitted to tossing a joint out the car’s window just prior to Collins pulling up next to the car, according to the complaint.

Collins then asked the two to exit the vehicle, and he performed a search, during which he found a white backpack between the two front seats.

Wilhelm allegedly admitted it was his, according to the file.

Inside the white backpack, Collins located a black and red Prada bag that reportedly contained a paintball tube with a Ziploc sealed bag, which held a green leafy substance the officer determined to be marijuana weighing about 24 grams, the report says.

The officer also found a scale, a “blue grinder with green leafy substance” that weight .5 grams, one Natural Light beer can and second Ziploc bag that contained a small cut piece of cardboard; when Collins tested the cardboard at the BPD station, it tested positive for LSD, according to the complaint.

Collins arrested Wilhelm for possession with intent to deliver.

Magistrate Mike Coffman set bail at $25,000 – $10,000 personal recognizance and $15,000 surety. Wilhelm was no longer lodged in the TVRJ as of Wednesday morning.

The penalty for a conviction of possession with intent to deliver marijuana is imprisonment for one to five years and/or a fine of up to $15,000.

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