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Man facing trial in shooting pleads to cocaine charges

April 24, 2002|BY KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI

A Hagerstown man scheduled to be tried on an attempted murder charge later this month on Tuesday pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Monroe Anthony Myers was charged after police said they found five grams of crack cocaine in his possession during a search following a shooting on Sharpsburg Pike on Nov. 9, 2001.

Charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana were dropped in exchange for his plea.

Washington County Circuit Judge Kennedy Boone sentenced Myers to five years in prison on the drug charge.

Myers is set to be tried in the shooting on April 29. He was charged with attempted first-degree murder and was being held without bond on that charge, police said.

Robert Hernandez Jr. was shot in a car on Sharpsburg Pike near the state prison complex at around 3 a.m. on Nov. 9. He was admitted to Washington County Hospital for treatment following the shooting.

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Hernandez, 20, of The Bronx, was reportedly shot in the face, the back and the hip with a small-caliber handgun.

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