Tunnelton woman arrested, admits to transporting drugs from Morgantown to Preston County regularly

BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. – West Virginia State police arrested a Tunnelton woman who admitted to transporting methamphetamine from Morgantown to Preston County on a regular basis.

Police stopped a car driven by Kim Chidester, 36, for driving erratically on Route 26. Chidester told police she did not have a valid driver’s license and when asked if she had illegal substances she told the she had methamphetamine in her jacket.

While in custody, Chidester told police she is paid by the ounce to transport methamphetamine from Morgantown to Preston County. She also old police she was being paid $550 to transport the drugs on this trip to Terre Alta.

During a search police recovered more than two ounces of methamphetamine, a large supply of plastic bags and Subutex pills.

Chidester has been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and is being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.