Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Harrison County

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – A man from Clay County is facing drug charges after being pulled over on I-79 in Harrison County for traveling under the minimum speed limit.

Bridgeport police say on Thursday police stopped a car driven by Jeremiah Taylor, 31, of Clay County, for driving 48-miles-per-hour in a 70-mile-per-hour zone. Taylor allegedly struggled to find his insurance card, and told police during the search he had just traveled about 10 hours to purchase a prescription in Maryland.

During an interview with police Taylor revealed he had sold eight pills from his Buprenorphine pills for $300.

Police did find the insurance card, but it had expired in October of 2019.

Taylor has been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He is being held in the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond.