Pa. Man Pulled Over for Speeding; Likely Facing Drug Charges in Two States

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Officers in Monroe County arrested a Pennsylvania man Sunday.

Richard Kelly, of Central City, was going 94 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone on Route 7 south of Clarington right around 3:30 p.m., according to Sheriff Charles Black.

After being pulled over, K9 Eric with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department searched the car for drugs and alerted the officers to suboxin, heroin and cash.

When Kelly was arrested and being interviewed, he admitted there were more drugs in his room at the Budget Inn in New Martinsville, where he said he is living with his girlfriend and their two children. 

New Martinsville Police Chief Tim Cecil said when his officers got to the motel, they found heroin, suboxin, three needles loaded and ready, and a large quantity of Xanax. Charges are pending against Kelly and his girlfriend in New Martinsville.

She was not in the room at the time of the raid, but later turned herself into police for questioning. 

Cecil said the prosecutor will decide on the charges out of New Martinsville, but child endangerment will likely be among them. 

Kelly is being held in the Jefferson County Jail, since Monroe County does not have a facility to house criminals. 

Stay with 7News for updates on this developing story. 

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