Welfare check leads to arrest

BUCKHANNON — A Beverly man was arrested following a welfare check that occurred on Wednesday.

According to court documentation, Buckhannon City Police Department’s Patrolman Fisher responded to a welfare call in the Buckhannon Exxon Parking lot. The caller explained that they witnessed an individual, later identified as the defendant 49-year-old Charles Cutright, who appeared to be incapacitated in the driver seat of a parked black Toyota Camry.

Upon arriving to the scene and initiating an investigation, Officer Fisher allegedly discovered drug paraphernalia in plain view. Officer Fisher knocked on the window in a successful attempt to wake the defendant. The criminal complaint stated that the officer then performed a search of the vehicle, which resulted in the alleged discovery of approximately 1.9 grams of, what the defendant identified as, methamphetamine.

The criminal complaint also stated that during the search, the officer also allegedly discovered a folded wax stamp with traces of a white powdery substance. When asked, the defendant identified the substance as heroin. Both drugs had allegedly been concealed inside a flashlight located in the defendant’s jacket pocket.

Cutright is currently jailed at Tygart Valley Regional Jail with a $6,000 cash or surety bond.


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