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West Virginia State Police seizes more than 19 pounds of marijuana

Marshea Nicole Dunn and Cody James Godina of Ind. were in jail on $100,000 bonds

June 12, 2013

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two Indiana residents were charged after West Virginia State Police seized more than 19 pounds of marijuana from a pickup truck that was  stopped Tuesday on Interstate 81, according to police and court documents.

Marshea Nicole Dunn, 27, and Cody James Godina, 19, of Francesville, Ind., were arraigned Wednesday on single felony counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, transporting a controlled substance into the state and conspiracy, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court documents.

Dunn and Godina were at Eastern Regional Jail on Wednesday on $100,000 bonds, court and jail records said.

The couple was traveling south on I-81 in a Chevrolet pickup when state  Trooper P.L. North stopped the vehicle Tuesday just after 5 p.m. in a construction zone, court documents said.

North said in a complaint against the couple that he saw the pickup drift between lanes before it left the highway at Exit 20 near Spring Mills, W.Va., the documents said.

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After stopping the vehicle that Dunn was driving, North said her voice was breaking, she appeared nervous and would not make eye contact when asked a question, the documents said.

After Dunn declined to give the trooper consent to search the vehicle, North said a K9 unit dog was used to conduct a sweep of the truck and alerted his handler, Trooper N.K. Campbell, at the rear of the pickup, the documents said.

In a vehicle search, police found a large box in the back of the pickup that contained a large amount of marijuana wrapped in cellophane, the documents said.

On a scrap piece of paper was found that had 19.2 written on it, the documents said.

State police Sgt. J.D. Burkhart said Wednesday that the number was the weight of marijuana in pounds.

There also was a smaller amount of marijuana that was separately wrapped in plastic, the documents said.

— Matthew Umstead

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