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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

By From staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A traffic stop in Marmet led to a drug arrest early Thursday morning, said Cpl. B.D. Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy P.D. Hodge and Sgt. R.D. Mathis were patrolling the Marmet area when they stopped a Ford Expedition for a traffic violation.

The vehicle was driven by Eugene J. Lobaugh, 27, of Cleveland, Ohio, who had his girlfriend with him.

When Hodge had his K-9, Jill, sniff the exterior of the vehicle, he was alerted to check several areas. Police found two pounds of marijuana and 291 Oxycodone 30 mg. tablets. Estimated street value of the drugs is $20,860. Officers also found $6,312 in cash inside the vehicle.

Lobaugh was arrested and charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver controlled substances. Both are felonies. No charges were filed against his girlfriend. Lobaugh is lodged in South Central Regional Jail with bond set at $50,000.


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