Wheeling Police arrested and charged a local man on fleeing and felony drug charges after an initial traffic stop over the weekend on Wheeling Island.
Around 7:25 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, police stopped a vehicle in the 400 block of S. Penn St. for a traffic related offense. When the officer approached the driver, Quashad Pugh, 27 of Wheeling, they detected an aroma of marijuana, and noticed he was acting suspicious.
During a search of the suspect, Pugh ran from police and discarding several items into a nearby yard before being caught a few blocks away. Officers then discovered multiple grams of marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, prescription pills and hundreds of dollars in currency.
Pugh was charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver and fleeing. He was taken to the Northern Regional Jail pending a court arraignment.