NEWPORT — A 42-year-old West Charleston man pled innocent to a felony possession of marijuana charge this week.
Pierre Capron was in court on Tuesday to answer to the charge, stemming from an incident that took place on March 10.
Police say at around 11:30 p.m. they saw a vehicle turn west onto Route 105 in Charleston. According to court documents, State Trooper Daniel Lynch stated that he saw the vehicle accelerate up to around 80 miles-per-hour, before pulling Capron over near Willis Road.
Trooper Lynch said that he “observed indicators of the presence of marijuana,” and was given consent to search the vehicle.
The affidavit states that when the trooper confronted Capron about detecting the smell of marijuana, he handed over three large bags, which weighed a little more than two ounces.
Capron pled innocent and was released on conditions.
He was also issued civil violations for multiple motor vehicle violations during the incident.