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Short Creek Man Arrested Sunday on Drug Possession Charges in Wheeling

WHEELING – A Short Creek man was arrested Sunday on drug possession charges following a traffic-related call, the Wheeling Police Department announced Monday.

Russell Stanley Lemasters, 50, was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and taken Northern Regional Jail pending arraignment.

According to a police department news release, officers approached the driver of a vehicle on the 700 block of Main Street in Wheeling at around 4:25 p.m. Sunday, where they noted he was acting suspiciously and allegedly carrying a duffel bag. A K-9 unit alerted police to possible drugs inside the bag.

In searching the bag and car, police allegedly found methamphetamine, marijuana, drug-using instruments and prescription pills.

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