POINT PLEASANT — Two people have been arrested and are facing drug charges.
According to a press release from the Point Pleasant Police Department, on Oct. 4, law enforcement officers with the PPPD, the Mason County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police, conducted an investigation of alleged illegal drug activity in the North Main Street area of Point Pleasant, after receiving information about the activity.
A search warrant was served on a residence in that area, where officers say a “large amount of suspected heroin” was located, along with other reported evidence consistent with the sale of illegal drugs.
Samuel E. Gaul, 27, Point Pleasant, was arrested and charged with felony possession with intent to deliver. Gaul is currently being held at the Western Regional Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond. Lt. Shawn Ross with the PPPD, is the arresting officer.
The PPPD also reports, officers were previously dispatched to a possible overdose call, also in Point Pleasant, resulting in reported information leading to the arrest of Kristina M. Kirker, 37, Point Pleasant. Kirker was charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance and is being held at the Western Regional Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond. Deputy Justin Cavender with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department is the arresting officer.
Both Gaul and Kirker appeared before Magistrate Cheryl Ross for arraignment in their separate cases. Kirker’s preliminary hearing has been set for 1:30 p.m., Oct. 12 while Gaul’s preliminary hearing has been set for 11:30 a.m., Oct. 16, in Mason County Magistrate Court.