According to WDTV, West Virginia State Police are investigating one of their own after a complaint was filed against a Bridgeport-based trooper.
Jennifer Bruce and her husband, Alex, own a convenience store in Lost Creek.
During a WVSP compliance check last week, one of their employees sold tobacco to an underaged customer.
That sale resulted in the employee being cited, Bruce told 5 News.
Bruce says after the initial citation was issued, she got a call from Trooper Trupo with WVSP’s Bridgeport detachment.
She says Trupo told her, as the business owner, she was also due a citation.
During the call, Bruce says she asked Trupo if he could mail her the citation, which she claims he agreed to do. She then asked if he could include a copy of the law under which she was being cited.
At that point, Bruce says, Trupo told her he would not mail the citation and that she could either go to the Bridgeport detachment office and get it in person or he could issue a warrant for her arrest.