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Early morning traffic stop takes more than two pounds of meth off the street

Two individuals and more than two pounds of methamphetamine was taken off the street in an early morning traffic stop Friday, May 31 on State Route 7 in Monroe County.

According to a release from Monroe County Sheriff Charles Black, at approximately 4:35 a.m., Deputy Brandon Copley and K-9 officer Sakura performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation on State Route 7 between Fly and Sardis south of Barnes Run Road.

The driver was identified as Jenna Colley, of Martins Ferry, and the passenger was identified as Justin Keirs, of Tridelphia, West Virginia.

During the course of the traffic stop, Copley had Sakura do an open-air sniff of the vehicle.

Sakura made a narcotic indication on the vehicle. During the search, Copley seized approximately 2.15 pounds of methamphetamines.

Colley and Keirs were arrested and transported to Monroe County Jail, where there are currently being housed.

Colley and Keirs were charged with bulk possession of methamphetamines, a first-degree felony, and trafficking in methamphetamines, a first-degree felony.

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