KINGWOOD, W.Va. – A Detroit man was recently arrested and charged following a traffic stop where West Virginia State Police Troopers allegedly found more than 200 bags of cocaine in the suspect’s vehicle.
In Preston County, on September 9th, 2020, troopers with the West Virginia State Police were monitoring traffic on I-68 when they noticed a Toyota Highlander conduct an illegal u-turn in an emergency turnaround.
Troopers then performed a traffic stop and made contact with the driver. He is identified as Stewart Jenkins, 47-years-old, of Detroit. Officers asked to do a search of his vehicle. As the suspect exited his vehicle he grabbed a green bag. Jenkins walked around the vehicle, the bag he took from the vehicle had disappeared. Officers later located it during the search of the vehicle.
Inside the bag officers allegedly found 114 bags of a white, chalky substance which later field tested positive as being that of cocaine. Stewart Jenkins was taken into custody. Troopers also found $1,708 in cash on Jenkins’ person.
A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in an additional 100 small blue bags found that were consistent with the individually packaged substance.
Stewart Jenkins has been charged with possession to deliver a controlled substance. He is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail on $15,000 bond.