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Police Log – 04/02/14

April 2nd, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Monday, April 1, 2014 @ 2:17 PM                                                                 CDS Arrest


While on patrol an officer observed a vehicle being operated with a faulty and loud exhaust system.  The vehicle was stopped on Park St. and the operator and two other occupants were contacted.  All the occupants in the vehicle were acting very nervous while the officer was talking with them.  The driver was issued a written warning for his traffic violation and then was asked for consent to search the vehicle for anything illegal.   The driver exited the vehicle and was searched with nothing located on him.  The two passengers were identified as Jeremy Travis Whetzel and Kevin Eugene Pratt and asked out of the car one at a time.  As Pratt exited the vehicle the officer observed a used hypodermic syringe on the seat as he got out.  A further searched revealed Pratt possessing another needle in his jacket and a metal spoon with burnt heroin residue under his seat.  Pratt was placed under arrest at this time.  Whetzel was asked if he had anything illegal on him and he stated that he had a syringe and as he lowered his arm it fell to the ground.  Whetzel was then placed under arrest and searched further.  During the search the officer located an object being hidden in Whetzel’s buttocks area.  The officer was able to confiscate the bag being hidden.  Inside of the bag were 77 large capsules of heroin.  Approx. street value for the heroin is estimated at $2300.  Both subjects were transported to PH where they were charged and processed.


Kevin Eugene Pratt Jr.                                Age: 28                         Romney, WV.

Charges: CDS Paraphernalia Possession, Possession of a hypodermic needle

Pratt was taken for a Bond Hearing and released on his personal recognizance.


Jeremy Travis Whetzel                          Age: 23                 Bedford St., Cumberland, MD

Charges: Possession of heroin, Possession of heroin w/intent to distribute, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia, Possession of hypodermic needle

Whetzel was taken for a Bond Hearing and held in the ACDC on a $7500 Bond.

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