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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • Man faces drug charges

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  • RAVENSWOOD - An Evans man faces felony drug charges after a traffic stop on the evening of February 27 in Ravenswood.
    Brian M. Chapman, 43, of Evans, remains lodged in the South Central Regional Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond after his arraignment by Magistrate Tom Reynolds on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
    Chapman was the driver of a white Ford Ranger pickup which was stopped on Walnut Street at around 8:15 p.m. on Febrary 27 by Ravenswood Police Patrolman Bryan Thompson. Thompson first observed the truck on the four-lane with its license plate light out. As he followed the truck, Thompson observed it allegedly turn onto Walnut Street without using its turn signal. He then stopped the suspect vehicle, and made contact with the driver, Chapman.
    Ravenswood Police Patrolman Bobby Knox arrived to assist Thompson and asked Chapman if there was anything illegal in the truck.
    According to the criminal complaint filed, Chapman allegedly admitted that there was indeed something illegal in the vehicle and produced a blue cylinder which he said contained “meth and marijuana.”
    The officers found five baggies of white powder believed to be methamphetamine and a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana inside the container.
    Chapman was subsequently arrested and charged.

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