Bond was modified Wednesday for an Elkins man who was arrested in June after 7 pounds of marijuana allegedly were found in his van.
Kenneth Wayne Hatfield, 59, of 101 Knapp St., was charged June 21 with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a felony, in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Bond was set at $250,000, cash only.
On Wednesday, attorney Matthew Fair, representing Hatfield, requested that the bond be modified. Magistrate George M. Riggleman modified Hatfield's bond to $100,000, with $75,000 being cash, property or surety and $25,000 being personal recognizance.
If Hatfield makes bond, he will be on home confinement with GPS monitoring, and will be subject to drug and alcohol testing, Riggleman said.
Hatfield waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday. His case now will go before a Randolph County Grand Jury.
According to the criminal complaint prepared by Trooper 1st Class G.S. DeWeese of the Elkins detachment of the West Virginia State Police, the van was observed turning right onto Knapp Street without using a right-turn signal at about 6:50 p.m. June 21.
DeWeese wrote that he pulled the van over for a routine traffic stop. While speaking to Hatfield, the officer noticed a shot glass featuring a painted marijuana leaf on the dashboard of the van. DeWeese asked Hatfield if he had any marijuana in the vehicle, and Hatfield "became extremely nervous and replied, 'Not that I know of,'" according to the complaint.
An "exterior sniff" of the van was performed by K-9 officer Servo, which indicated the presence of an illegal substance in the vehicle, the complaint states. DeWeese wrote that he located approximately 7 pounds of marijuana, packaged in pound bundles, in the rear passenger area of the van on the driver's side.
The marijuana had an estimated street value of $40,000, police said.
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