According to a press release from the Tucker County Sheriff, on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at approximately 1620 hours, Sheriff Jacob “Jake” Kopec was traveling south on US 219 in Parsons when he observed a gray in color four door Nissan traveling north with a cracked windshield. Sheriff Kopec pulled the vehicle over on Walnut Street for the violation. During the process of the vehicle pulling over the driver of the vehicle took an extended amount of time to get pulled over and even pulled over once and then took back off and pulled over at another spot.
Sheriff Kopec approached the vehicle and identified the driver by his name and date of birth. The driver’s name was Jason William Hebb. Sheriff Kopec observed the accused to be nervous in his movements and kept looking around. The accused informed Sheriff Kopec that he had no license. Sheriff Kopec ran the license plate check on the vehicle W.V. OYN411. The license plate came back to a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser; therefore, being improperly registered. The inspection on the vehicle was also belonging to a Subaru car therefore it was improper as well. There was no insurance on the vehicle either.
A check on the accused license history indicated that Mr. Hebb’s license is suspended for multiple unpaid citations. While running the license check through 911 it was found that the accused is wanted for felony possession with intent to deliver out of Randolph County and felony Capias for failure to appear in Randolph County. While arresting the accused for the outstanding warrants a pat down search was conducted and a bag of white crystal-like substance believed to be meth was found in his pocket along with a pipe that is used for smoking meth. Also recovered from the accused person was a large sum of cash later counted out to be $3,437.00. Sheriff Kopec asked the accused if there were any drugs in the vehicle and he stated yes. Sheriff Kopec read the accused his Miranda Rights on scene.
Tucker County Deputy Zirk ( K-9 Officer) arrived on scene and an air search around the vehicle was conducted. A positive indication by K-9 Gabor was established to give more probable cause of an illicit and illegal narcotic substance being in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded one blue plastic bag containing a white crystal like substance believed to be meth, one clear bag of a white powdery substance believed to be heroin, one bag of a green vegetation like substance believed to be marijuana, one clear bag containing six 30mg Oxycodone pills, two empty blue plastic see through bags and two orange see through bags. Also found in the vehicle were five cell phones. All items were seized and logged into evidence.
The cash recovered from the accused was mostly in twenty-dollar bills and a $2,340.00 portion of the cash was wrapped in multiple rubber bands indicative of the way in which cash is wrapped in the drug trade. Again $3,437.00 in cash was on the person of the accused and in questioning of Mr. Hebb he stated he had no job or way of making money and would not state whose house he was coming from. Mr. Hebb informed Sheriff Kopec he was coming from a friend’s house. Due to the evidence on scene Mr. Hebb was arrested additionally for Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. The West Virginia State Police and the Parsons P.D. assisted in this investigation.