The case against a Belington man, who was arrested in June on a felony drug charge, has been dismissed to allow for prosecutors to refile the matter as a misdemeanor.
Kyle Brent Hoyman, 23, of 509 Hall Ave., is now facing a misdemeanor charge of possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, according to a spokesperson for the Barbour County Magistrate Court.
According to the complaint filed in Magistrate Court, Hoyman was reportedly a passenger in a 1998 Dodge pickup truck when he was approached by another man in the Crab Bottom area of Belington.
Hoyman allegedly gave the man outside the truck some items, and the events were observed by Belington Patrolman 1st Class J.L. Hymes. The complaint stated that Hymes was able to identify Hoyman as the truck drove by him.
Hymes then contacted the other man and found two white pills, two needles and a spoon, according to the complaint. That man has not been charged in relation to the Hoyman case, the spokesperson said.
The pills were later determined to be Buprenophine hydrochloride, or subutex, according to the complaint.