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Princeton Police sending clear message, ‘Drugs: not in our backyard’

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PRINCETON, W.Va.(WVVA)- Nearly $11,000 worth of drugs are off the streets after a traffic stop happened Sunday afternoon, only a few weeks after the department made three drug-related arrests in a 12-hour period, that resulted in 55 grams of meth and two firearms off the streets.

"If you're out here selling drugs, [know] we're going to find you," said Patrolman J.E. Carroll.

On Sunday, March 8, around 1.p.m, Patrolman Carroll pulled over a vehicle.

Shortly after, a male exited the car. Police have identified that man as Aubrey Gore.

"He yelled at me and said I'm dirty," said Carroll. "Then I [said] keep your hands where I can see them."

A foot pursuit ensued. In the end, Gore was apprehended.

[Watch the attached video for more details about the pursuit].

Police discovered 48 grams of meth, 56 grams of crack, 25 grams of powder cocaine and nearly $2,000. Gore is facing numerous felony charges including possession with intent to distribute narcotics.

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"Gore was [already] on parole for selling drugs," Carroll said.

But Gore is in good company.

In February, the Princeton Police Department was pursing a robbery suspect, which led to three separate arrests for drug related incidents, resulting in four total arrests within a 12-hour period. The three drug-related arrests resulted in 55 grams of Meth taken out of the community.

Princeton Police Chief Tim Gray says what's done in the dark will come to light, because his department is always watching.

"Whether you like it or not, we'll be here. We're going to continue [doing that] until you're out of business. If [we] can stop one child from getting their hands on [drugs], then we save a life." Chief Tim Gray

Jennifer Roberts

Multimedia Journalist

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