Cumberland Times-News

February 20, 2013

91-year-old ‘drug runner’ arrested - 02/21


Cumberland Times-News

— CAPON BRIDGE, W.Va. — A 91-year-old man and his 42-year-old passenger, both of Augusta, were stopped by Hampshire County sheriff’s deputies who had an anonymous tip that the men were bringing heroin to the area from Baltimore over the weekend.

Police allegedly found 32 capsules of heroin valued at more than $1,200 when they stopped Kenneth Hirst Sr.’s car for speeding and crossing the center line on U.S. Route 50 near Cooper Mountain on Sunday around 6:20 p.m. His passenger was Carl Wolford, 42.

Both men admitted to going to Baltimore to purchase the drugs and Hirst said that he has driven different people there for that purpose, police said. They also had $250 and needles and syringes in the car. Police seized the cash and car.

Hirst and Wolford were held in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail on charges of felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Wolford remained jailed on $25,000 bond Wednesday.