Local best-selling author arrested on drug charges

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HARRISON COUNTY, W. Va (WDTV) -- A local best-selling author is now facing drug charges out of Harrison County.

Bridgeport Police arrested Kelly Ann Scyoc, 28, of Lumberport on Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint, officers conducted a traffic stop in the southbound lanes of I-79 near mile marker 123 for an improper lane change. According to officers, there was a strong odor of marijuana that came from the vehicle. A k-9 unite from the Harrison County Sheriff's Office was deployed to conduct a free air sniff which resulted in a positive indication.

Police told us they searched the car and found multiple baggies containing a crystal-like substance, digital scales, plastic baggies used for packaging, and other powder-like substances not yet identified were found inside the car.

Scyoc told police that she and her passenger, Phillip Creamer, were traveling from Michigan before they were stopped in West Virginia.

Police tell us Creamer is facing misdemeanor charges.

According to the criminal complaint, police found a loaded .41 mag revolver in the driver-side door.

Bridgeport Police confirmed to 5 News over the phone that Scyoc is an author who writes under the alias K.A. Robinson. She's a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. According to her website, she writes New Adult and Contemporary Romance novels.

Scyoc is charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver and Conspiracy.