Fairmont woman faces drug charge

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County.

Caitlyn Jean Hennager, 18, has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

On July 18, a Fairmont police officer was on patrol when he observed a van parked at a suspected drug house. The van pulled away and the officer followed, observing that none of the rear license plate lights were working. The officer proceeded to stop the vehicle.

As the officer approached the vehicle, it began to roll forward and the drive applied the brakes to stop it. The officer made contact with the driver, identified as Hennager. As the officer spoke to Hennager, it appeared her movements were slow and her eyes were glossy and droopy.

The officer had prior contacts with Hennager and knew she had previously been involved in a prior arrest in which oxycodone was located. The officer told Hennager he had suspicions about drug activity in the area and asked if there was anything illegal in her vehicle. She said there was not.

When asked if the officer could search the vehicle, Hennager consented. The officer again asked if there was anything inside and she said there were “dab carts,” along with a vape pen, nectar collector and a marijuana pipe. Hennager confirmed what she meant by “cart” was a THC concentrate cartridge.

The officer asked Hennager when was the last time she used and she said she had used that day. When asked how long ago, Hennager said about five minutes, when she was at the house she had come from.

Hennager was read her rights and agreed to answer questions. Hennager said she purchased the “carts” about three days prior and there were two in the vehicle.

The officer searched the vehicle and located the cartridges, one full and one empty. The officer also located the other items listed by Hennager. She was then placed under arrest for fifth-degree controlled substance possession.