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DANVILLE — A routine traffic stop by the West Virginia State Police led to an arrest and a drug charge for a Madison man on May 27.

Tanner William Price, 24, was arrested and charged with possession with intent according to a criminal complaint prepared by Senior Trooper C.M. Riggleman.

According to the complaint, the officer observed the strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle during a traffic stop for a traffic violation on Route 85, and the officer located one brown cardboard box that contained a plastic bag holding approximately 1 pound and 7 ounces of a green, leafy substance “believed to be marijuana.”

The report stated that also inside the same box was another clear plastic bag containing a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana that weighed 1 pound, 14 ounces.

The trooper recovered $1,250 in cash that was found inside a brown wallet, according to the report.

As of press time, Price was not held at Southwestern Regional Jail and bond information was unavailable.

Editor’s note: Being charged with a crime merely means that an individual was formally accused of a crime. A person charged with a crime is, by law, innocent. Being convicted of a crime means that the person has pleaded guilty or has been found guilty after a trial.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at 304-307-2401.

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