CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Wood County pair were arrested after police found synthetic drugs, narcotics and cash in a Parkersburg home.
Brian Riel, 44, and Kaitlin Pryor, 18, were arrested inside Riel's home in the 1200 block of Camden Avenue Tuesday morning, Parkersburg Sgt. Greg Collins said in a release.
The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force and State Police joined members of the Parkersburg and Wood County SWAT teams in the search. They found what was suspected to be synthetic cocaine, also known as bath salts, various pills, cash and marijuana in the home, Collins said.
Riel also was wanted on five outstanding felony warrants issued out of Doddridge County, all for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Doddridge Deputy Tammy Satterfield filed a criminal complaint stating that Riel entered a bathroom at the Doddridge County Courthouse on April 29 and left a plastic bag containing pills, marijuana, heroin, tobacco and a lighter, Collins said. The items were to be picked up by an inmate and smuggled into North Central Regional Jail.
Pryor was on bond from an April 30 arrest when police took her into custody Tuesday. She was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance while Riel faced a felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
The two are being held at North Central Regional Jail. Pryor is being held on a $10,000 cash only bond. Riel had a $25,000 cash bond for the Doddridge charges and a $100,000 property bond for the Wood charge.
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