Braxton Citizens' News

I-79 traffic stop leads to drug arrests

Braxton County Deputy Sheriff Andrew Groves was patrolling I-79 Saturday, January 23 around 7:00 p.m. when he observed a Chevrolet Cobalt with defective exhaust and improper registration headed north about the 55-mile marker.

Upon conducting a traffic stop the officer identified the driver as Jerry Ray Hart, 43, of Sutton and his passenger as Bridgette Bender, 34, of Frametown. The officer observed a piece of tinfoil in the passenger seat under Ms. Bender’s purse. The officer, with the assistance of Cpl. Cleve Westfall, detained the pair and searched the vehicle. The officers . . .

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