Cumberland Times-News

July 1, 2013

Keyser residents arrested, had marijuana plants in window sill, police say

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— KEYSER, W.Va. — A citizen’s observation of marijuana plants in a window sill led to the arrest of three Keyser residents at a Vernon Street home Sunday.

Seventeen marijuana plants were seized, according to the Keyser Police Department.

The citizen’s complaint was verified by officers, prompting them to seek a search-and-seizure warrant from the Mineral County Magistrate’s Office.

Keyser Police and Mineral County sheriff’s deputies executed the warrant in the first block of Vernon Street at about 6 p.m.

Edward E. Kile, 44, was charged with manufacturing and possession with intent to distribute marijuana; Tanya L. Bryant, 34, and Timothy D. Broadwater, 25, were both charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Police said the plants were up to nine inches in height.

Drug paraphernalia and items related to the alleged sale and use of marijuana were also seized.

The plants were contained in paper cups, police said.