2 people arrested for large amount of cocaine

WHITE HALL, W.Va. — Two people have been charged after officers found a large amount of cocaine and marijuana during a traffic stop in White Hall.

Harold Kelly

On March 1, White Hall Police Department officers received a call from an undercover officer following a 2020 Jeep Renegade in the mile marker 133 area of ​​I-79 near White Hall, according to a criminal complaint.

Amanda Sanchez

Officers overtook the vehicle and activated their cruiser’s hazard warning lights to perform a traffic check on the vehicle. They then made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, Harold Kelly, 41, of Logan; and Amanda Sanchez, 30, of Cornelia, Georgia, officers said.

As officers spoke with Kelly and Sanchez, they smelled “an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” and a K9 unit was deployed to perform an open-air sniff of the vehicle area, according to the complaint.

After K9 indicated the presence of narcotics in the vehicle, officers found “a brown plastic bag” containing suspected fentanyl; after obtaining a search warrant, officers found 234.56 grams of cocaine and 39.34 grams of marijuana, officers said.

Sanchez and Kelly have been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit a felony. They are being held at the North Central Regional Jail on $100,000 bail.

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