A Fayette County man was arrested on the evening of Saturday, February 20, after a routine traffic stop led police to a residence containing a significant amount of illegal narcotics, and other drug paraphernalia. Bryant Keith Carr, 41, of Fayetteville, has been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
At approximately 11:53 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, Fayetteville Police observed a black Nissan SUV illegally exit a driveway of Mayhan Street in Fayetteville. There were also, allegedly, several non-functioning exterior lights on the vehicle.
According to the criminal complaint, officers pursued the vehicle onto Mayhan Street.
Officers report that the vehicle came to a stop “for a longer period than usual” at the intersection of Mayhan and Lively Streets, and the driver watched their patrol car through his rearview mirror.
Officers then performed a traffic stop near Wiseman and Short Streets, and ordered the driver out of the vehicle due to his alleged “nervous” behavior. While being frisked, officers report the driver became aggressive, and was immediately placed in handcuffs.
The complaint states that, while frisking the driver, officers discovered a cigarette pack in his pocket that contained a yellow stamp with a tan-colored residue consistent with heroin. The driver allegedly advised officers that he had received the heroin from Bryant Keith Carr as payment for driving him home from Walmart in Fayetteville. The driver then accompanied officers to the Fayetteville Police Department, where he provided a verbal accounting of the drugs, drug paraphernalia, cash and weapons he observed while in Carr’s residence.
A search warrant was obtained by officers and, along with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the Smithers and Gauley Bridge Police Departments, forcibly entered Carr’s residence.
According to the criminal complaint, “Multiple subjects were located in the kitchen area of the home.  All individuals were immediately detained including Carr.”
While searching both Carr, and the residence, law enforcement found two digital scales, 13.3 grams of a tan powdery substance suspected to be heroin and 0.8 grams of a green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana. Also found within the residence were numerous-rounds of 9mm ammunition, one-22mm round of ammunition and 26-rounds of .380 caliber ammunition.
Carr was arrested without incident and transported to Southern Regional Jail, where he is currently being held on a $25,000 cash-bond or surety.