According to reports from the Martin Co. Sheriff’s Office, two people were arrested early Wednesday morning on various drug charges following a traffic stop. According to the citation, Sheriff John Kirk stopped a Ford Escape around 2 AM on Gordon Maynard Road in Inez because the vehicle had crossed the double yellow line several times. A female was operating the vehicle, she has been identified as Angela Fay Marcum, 39 of Inez. Deputies say they noticed Marcum had glassy eyes and slurred speech and showed all clues of being impaired. During a search of the vehicle, Deputies found a clear baggy with methamphetamine and a glass pipe. The citation stated that Marcum told Deputies she had “smoked meth” 3 days prior. Marcum was taken to Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center where impaired consent was read, but she refused to contact an attorney and refused a blood test. She was charged with the following: Operating vehicle under influence alcohol/drugs 1st offense, Possession of controlled substance (meth) 1st degree/1st offense, No registration receipt, Failure to produce insurance card, Failure to wear seat belt and Possession of drug paraphernalia.
A passenger in Marcum’s vehicle, identified as 35 year-old Daniel Wells of Van Lear, was also arrested and was charged with the following: Possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense and Possession of drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Deputies said Wells, as a passenger, was in reach of the baggy that was found in the vehicle and was also said to have a syringe in his left pocket. Both suspects were taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. Deputy Aaron Blevins with the Martin Co. Sheriff’s Office is the investigating Officer.