A Charleston man was arrested recently after a traffic stop in Jackson County led to the discovery of illegal narcotics.
Justin Allen Goble, 30, 1411 Callie Road, Charleston, was charged with possession with intent to deliver.
Around 2 a.m. on Friday, April 19, Lt. T.T. Roberts of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department was headed north on patrol on West Virginia 21 near Waybright Funeral Home in Ripley when he passed a sedan heading in the opposite direction.
As Roberts turned around to head south, he realized the sedan was already out of sight heading up South Hill. He tried to catch up to the vehicle, traveling at speeds around 80-85 mph, but did not appear to be gaining ground on the vehicle, according to a criminal complaint filed in Jackson County Magistrate Court.
Roberts had the vehicle in sight when it started to descend South Hill into the business district. Robert’s caught up to the vehicle, which turned out to be a Lexus, near the Speedway, as it continued to speed, going about 60 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to the complaint.
As the Lexus began to turn right onto the southbound entrance ramp to Interstate 77, Roberts initiated a traffic stop. Other deputies soon arrived as back up, according to the complaint.
During the traffic stop, officers learned Goble’s license was revoked due to a previous driving under the influence conviction.
Deputies found a methamphetamine pipe in the center console, along with a set of digital scales. A search of oble revealed a bag containing six grams of suspected heroin, along with $1,600 in cash.
The search of the car also produced plastic bags, 10 unopened Suboxone strip packages, and a piece of clear, plastic cellophane contained two more suspected Suboxone strips.