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Deputies in Mercer Co. make drug arrest during traffic stop

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MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) A traffic stop turned into a drug bust Friday night in Mercer County.

Deputies D. A. Furches and J.K Farmer attempted to stop a small Chevy pick-up in the Rock area, but the driver sped away and turned into a private driveway.

Joseph Short, 27, of Bluefield was the driver. When the deputies searched Short and the truck, they found marijuana, suboxone, and other prescription pills. They also found $3000 and 41 dilaudid.

Short is charged with possession with intent to deliver and traffic offenses. He faces 1-15 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

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