WV Man Charged With Drug, Traffic Offenses

Authorities say he had large quantities of cash & narcotics when he was arrested




Kearneysville, WV (KM) A Martinsburg, West Virginia man is charged with drug and traffic offenses following his arrest late Monday night.

The Jefferson County, West Virginia, Sheriff’s Office says a deputy happened along a black SUV stopped in the right traffic lane of Route 340 at around 11:19 PM. . The driver identified as Robert Eugene Slaughter, 67,. was slumped over with his hands out of the window.

The deputy attempted to give Slaughter a field sobriety test, but he required assistance getting out of the vehicle and was unable to maintain his balance. So a field sobriety test was not performed.

A search of Slaughter’s person netted a clear plastic bag with a white substance and a bundle of cash. Slaughter said the substance was crack cocaine. He gave the deputy permission to search his vehicle, where a loaded Glock 19 handgun, another clear plastic bag with a white substance, two vials of suspected¬† PCP and three additional stacks of money were found. The deputy also located a digital scale, seven crack pipes, empty plastic bags, and two cell phones inside the vehicle. .

All in all, the Sheriff’s Office says Slaughter was in possession of 35 grams of suspected crack cocaine and $5,730 in cash.

Slaughter was transported to the Eastern Regional Jail. He’s charged with manufacturing, delivering and possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver narcotics, driving a vehicle while in an impaired state and driving while suspended or revoked.



By Kevin McManus