PRINCETON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Thursday evening drug stop has reportedly resulted in the largest drug seizure in the history of the Princeton Police Department.
According to the Princeton Police Department, on the evening of Thursday, October 12, 2023, Sr. Patrolman D. Gibson and Patrolman T.D. Cook initiated an investigative traffic stop on a black Cadillac Escalade on WV Rt. 104 (Rogers Street) in Princeton, WV for an equipment violation.
During the course of this stop, a drug investigation was conducted as part of a probable cause search of the vehicle. This search purportedly resulted in the discovery of large amount of suspected methamphetamine and US currency.
Information was yielded through the search of the vehicle which led the investigating officers to a set of storage units. Based on positive indication provided by Princeton Police Department K-9 unit Patrolman Z.A. Jones and K-9 Kilo, Sr. Patrolman D. Gibson was able to obtain a search warrant for several of the units in question.
The execution of the search warrant resulted in the seizure of the items that follow:
7.16 POUNDS of suspected methamphetamine
5.5 POUNDS of suspected fentanyl
800+ suspected hydromorphone pills
885 grams of suspected marijuana
55 suspected suboxone strips
+/- another 1,400 suspected scheduled pills
Approximately $24,000 in US currency
7 seized handguns (2 of those stolen)
1 seized Cadillac Escalade
Hope Walters of Princeton was arrested on numerous counts of Possession With Intent To Deliver a controlled substance, according to authorities.