Traffic stop turns into drug and officer battery arrests


Two men are behind bars on drug as-well-as police battery charges.  According to Wheeling Police, just before 4 a.m. Saturday morning officers pulled over the driver of a silver Buick LaSabre, identified as Michael Woods at the corner of 15th and Jacob Streets. Moments later, a passenger, later identified as Edward Robinson started exiting the vehicle. 

Police say they ordered Robinson back into the car and called additional units to the scene.  According to the police report, while searching the car, officers were able to identify a white powder in the vehicle and began a thorough search of the car. Officers then discovered crack cocaine and other drug paraphernalia.

During a physical search of Robinson, officers say he elbowed them and started to run on Jacob Street. Another officer attempted to arrest Robinson, where he then allegedly pushed them to the pavement. The third officer then attempted to control Robinson and was also allegedly pushed. A taser was then used to stop Robinson from fleeing the area, where he was placed under arrest. 

Police say they found a bag with 8.1 grams of crack cocaine on Robinson.  Both Wood and Robinson were arrested and taken to the Northern Regional Jail.

42-year-old Robinson of Wheeling is charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver, Obstructing an Officer, and three counts of Battery of an Officer.  54-year-old Woods of Shadyside is charged with Possession of Cocaine.

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