Elkins woman facing charge

ELKINS — An Elkins woman was arrested after she allegedly spoke to a police officer while she had baggies of drugs in her mouth.

Patricia Ann Noel, 37, of Elkins, has been charged with possession with intent to deliver.

On Tuesday, Noel was a passenger in a silver Saturn Ion on Railroad Avenue when the vehicle was pulled over by police officers, according to the criminal complaint signed by Senior Patrolman D.T. Sayre of the Elkins Police Department.

Sayre spoke with Noel after the car was pulled over, and “observed that she appeared to be nervous as she chewed on what appeared to be clear plastic,” the complaint states. Sayre asked her to remove the object from her mouth, which he described as “pills in one individual baggie along with a crystalline substance consistent with methamphetamine in the other that she had attempted to destroy.”

Inside the vehicle, officers also allegedly found a box containing multiple baggies, a digital scale, and multiple syringes in Noel’s purse, police said.

Sayre was assisted by Senior Patrolman C.G. Boatwright and Corporal T. Foster.

If found guilty of the felony charge, Noel could face from 1-15 years in prison, and be fined up to $25,000.