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August 11, 2000

Police log 8/12



Two teens face drug charges


Two Hagerstown teens were charged with drug offenses Friday morning after a traffic stop in the 400 block of Jonathan Street, Hagerstown City Police reported.

A 17-year-old was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and carrying a deadly weapon following the 1:30 a.m. stop, police said. The 16-year-old was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The drug charges came about after K-9 Officer Patty Shantz and her dog, Eros, were called to the scene to scan the vehicle.

Both boys were released to their parents.

A Washington County K-9 unit helped Maryland State Police catch a Brunswick man who was wanted in connection with several sex offenses Friday afternoon.

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Stephen Lee McFarland, 37, fled while being served warrants for several fourth-degree sexual offenses and assaults, the Washington County Sheriff's Department reported.

Deputy John C. Martin and his K-9 partner responded to a request for assistance from the state police search for McFarland behind the Greyhound bus terminal on Sharpsburg Pike.

Martin said the incident began when state police tried to serve the warrant at the bus station. The suspect fled into a swampy area that was filled with thickets, Martin said.

A helicopter was called in from the state police and it kept the suspect from leaving the area, Martin said.

Martin said McFarland was tracked across the railroad tracks and was found "buried in the weeds" in about 10 to 15 minutes.

Maryland State Police seized six pounds of marijuana Thursday night following a stop for speeding on Interstate 70 at the Monocacy River.

Police said two officers stopped a 1995 Chevrolet driven by Bobby Jo Olszynski, 21, of 1430 Union Ave., Apt C. Baltimore, Md., for exceeding the speed limit. Olszynski reportyedly consented to a search of the vehicle.

Olszynski was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

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