Men Arrested on Drug Charges in Marshall County

Four men were arrested in three separate incidents this week in Marshall County, with large amounts of marijuana being discovered at two different residences.

Wednesday afternoon, police on patrol in Benwood responded to a call complaining of a strong odor of marijuana. While investigating a residence at 2124 Marshall St., police allegedly saw a large jar of marijuana. A total of 75 grams of the drug allegedly was found, along with a scale, inside the home.

The two men in the house, Travis Whitfield, 26 of McMechen, and Quinton Pozell, 26 of Benwood, consented to a search of the home, where Pozell lives, according to a criminal complaint.

Whitfield and Pozell were both arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver, a felony. Both remain lodged at the Northern Regional Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Police Chief Frank Longwell said Benwood officers have made a number of arrests recently pertaining to drug use in the city.

“We’re picking them off one by one,” he said. “We don’t have a lot — but there’s a few we know of. If you’re going to sell drugs in Benwood, there could be consequences that go along with it. You could lose your employment, and maybe even lose your home.”