Two arrested on meth charges
WELLMAN—A husband and wife duo were arrested Thursday evening in Wellman on charges related to methamphetamine.
Lori Jean Oberg, 35, and Lawrence Joseph Oberg, 36, have the same charges, possession of a controlled substance in the first offense, which is methamphetamine, the court record said. A serious misdemeanor is punishable up to a year in prison and with a fine ranging from $375 to $1,000.
The second charge is possession of drug paraphernalia, which is a simple misdemeanor, their court records said. A simple misdemeanor is punishable up to 30 days in jail with a fine ranging from $65 to $625.
The Louisa-Washington Drug Task Force, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and the Washington Police Department K-9 executed search warrants at 1002 Eighth Avenue, where a vehicle was, and 1002 Second St. Lot 7, where the Obergs’ residence was in Wellman, the court record said.
During the search multiple items of drug paraphernalia were found, the court record said. Items found included: clear, glass smoking devices or pipes, which contained methamphetamine and/or its residue, money, and a clear plastic baggy containing unknown gram amounts of methamphetamine, the court record said. These items were documented and seized, records said.
Both Lori Jean and Lawrence advised that they have recently used the controlled substance methamphetamine and that the property seized was theirs, the court record said.
They appeared before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse this morning, the Obergs’ court record showed. Bail is set at $1,300 for each of them.