Elkins man facing felony drug arrest

An Elkins man is out on bail after being arrested on drug charges, police said.

Mowunmi Olutunde Olowofoyeku, 28, was arrested in Elkins Friday for possession with intent to deliver marijuana after West Virginia State Police officers pulled him over for “a defective registration light” along Boundary Avenue in Elkins at approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday night, according to the criminal complaint in Randolph County Magistrate Court.

Officers said that upon approaching the vehicle, they “detected the odor of marijuana.” After conducting a search, officers allegedly found approximately one ounce of marijuana and a set of digital scales inside the trunk.

Olowofoyeku was arraigned by Magistrate George Riggleman and is free on a $10,000 cash or surety bond.

In other Randolph County Magistrate Court news:

Justin David Rogers, 32, of Princeton, was arrested on charges of forgery and uttering after State Police officers received a complaint on Oct. 9 from Brenda Volentir, who said that Rogers took a check of hers and cashed it, according to the criminal complaint.

Volentir said she noticed her bank account balance was low on Oct. 7, called the bank the next day and discovered one of her checks was written for $400 payable to Rogers, police said. The check was cashed at Davis Trust Bank on Sept. 26, Volentir said, according to the complaint.

Volentir said that she had not written or signed the check, adding that since Rogers lived with her, he could have removed the check from the desk, according to the complaint.

Rogers was arraigned by the Cabell County Magistrate’s office, with bond set at $25,000.

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