Agencies on both sides of the river team up, arresting a man they say was making and selling synthetic drugs.
Authorities in Wood and Washington Counties call this a significant seizure and they say the man arrested Friday is a main source of this drug in our area.
Robert Oakley, III was arrested Friday after authorities say he sold a pound of synthetic marijuana to undercover Major Crimes Task Force agents in Washington County.
Following Oakley's arrest a search warrant was executed at his home on 14th Avenue in South Parkersburg.
Police say they found around ten additional pounds of synthetic drugs there.
Oakley faces charges of trafficking an unapproved drug in Washington County.
Authorities expect federal charges to be brought against Oakley due to the large amount of drugs seized.
He admitted he made $40,000 in the last six months selling this drug, and police say he was making the drug himself.
Parkersburg Police Chief Chief Martin says he really wants to emphasize the teamwork that happened here.
The Washington County Major Crimes Task Force, the Wood County ACE Unit, the Parkersburg Police Department and Wood County Sheriff's Department were all involved in making this arrest and drug seizure happen.
Several of Oakley's belongings were seized Friday, including a truck and a car.
He's currently in the Washington County Jail.
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