Police Seize More Than 100 Pounds Of Marijuana

WOUB Contributing Writer

Updated Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:19 am

A married couple, including a man said to be an illegal immigrant, face drug charges after Parkersburg Police seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana.

Jesus Alverado-Aboyte and his wife, Dawn Star Aboyte, were arrested on Tuesday. Both suspects were charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and could face additional charges.

Officers also recovered more than $26,000 cash and a gun after executing a search warrant at a home along the 1300 block of Avery Street. Police also are in the process of seizing multiple vehicles.

Detectives say Jesus Alverado-Aboyte is staying in the United States illegally.

Parkersburg Police detectives investigated the case along with the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.