PARKERSBURG – Agents with the Parkersburg Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force arrested a Vienna man after executing a search warrant at the Travel Lodge Inn late Tuesday night, according to a release.
Narcotics agents had been conducting an investigation into the distribution of black tar heroin from a suspect at local motels recently, which implicated 23-year-old Steven A. Siegel of Vienna as a suspected heroin dealer.
At approximately 9:15 p.m. agents conducting surveillance operations of the suspect’s room were able to observe Siegel as he arrived at the hotel in a 2002 Dodge Stratus along with a female passenger. Agents stopped the vehicle on the lot of the Travel Lodge Inn and subsequently executed a search warrant of room 209.
Upon executing the search warrant agents were able to recover approximately 11 grams of black tar substance believed to be heroin, two sets of digital scales, and $1,375.
Siegel is on parole due to a February 2011 conviction for delivery of cocaine in an unrelated narcotics investigation. He was placed in the Wood County Holding Center pending his arraignment in Wood County Magistrate Court.
The female was detained and later released with criminal charges pending.