WPD Arrest Man on Felony Drug Charges

An Ohio man was jailed over the weekend after Wheeling Police discovered drugs in his possession. Around 4:45 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 19, Wheeling Police were called to Wheeling Island Casino parking lot for a report of suspicious activity.


As police questioned the individual and investigated, they utilized a K9 unit, who made a positive alert for narcotics in their vehicle. Police then detained the person involved and during a search of them, officers found several grams of methamphetamine, cocaine, and crack cocaine.


As a result, police arrested Roy Carl Gavlik, 64 of Shadyside, Ohio. He is charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver narcotics. Gavlik was taken to the Northern Regional Jail and later arraigned by a magistrate judge.

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