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Police discover drugs while issuing parole violation warrant

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Officers with the Princeton Police Department worked with West Virginia State Police to execute a warrant on Tuesday.

Alphonso Washington, Jr. was wanted by State Troopers for a parole violation.  When they got to his home on High Street they found more than $18,000 in cash, 15-grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and two handguns. 

(Read the West Virginia Code on the prohibition of illegal drug paraphernalia)

Washington was arrested for violating his parole, but he could face other charges based on the items found in the home.  Washington is also a convicted felon and therefore not allowed to own a gun.  He could also face charges of being a felon in possession of a handgun.

(More information on what happens to money seized by police)