MILL CREEK, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A man was charged Thursday after multiple instances of returning to the same Randolph County elementary school property after being asked to leave.
According to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, Deputy R.C. Hebb responded to the George Ward Elementary School parking lot in reference to a male subject on the property.
The subject, identified as Robert Tackett, was found passed out in the driver’s seat of a 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara bearing West Virginia registration.
Contact was made with Tackett, and it was requested that he removed himself from the property unless he was there for a specific school-related purpose. The subject obliged.
The following Thursday, December 1, 2022, George Ward Elementary School Principal Ricki Sharp made contact, advising that the subject was back on the property pushing the vehicle into a parking spot.
Deputy Hebb and Deputy Knotts responded to the scene and found Tackett sitting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle in the school parking lot.
Consent for a search of the vehicle was granted by the subject and revealed several containers, including one housing a white, crystal substance consistent with methamphetamine.
Deputy Knotts had K-9 Twix conduct a search around the vehicle and container which returned positive alerts of controlled substances on areas of the vehicle and containers.
Tackett advised officers that he had a drug problem and had been unaware of the substances within the vehicle when consent for the search was granted.
Robert Tackett was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance and was transported to Randolph County Magistrate Court for arraignment before being transported to Tygart Valley Regional Jail.
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