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January 20, 2003

Undercover sting results in two arrests



FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick police arrested two Frederick residents Thursday during an undercover operation in the area of Country Hills Apartments on Heather Ridge Drive.

Beth Leatrice Hopper, 33, of 1000 Heather Ridge Drive, was charged with distribution of a fake controlled dangerous substance and possession with intent to distribute a fake controlled dangerous substance.

Travis Jerrod Johnson, 25, of the 100 block of Fairfield Drive, was charged on a warrant for second-degree assault from Montgomery.

Police said an undercover officer posing as a drug buyer arranged to purchase a quantity of suspected crack cocaine, which was later found to be a non-controlled crack cocaine look-alike.

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Man charged with three burglaries



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg police charged John Franklin "Johnny" Collins III with three counts of burglary Wednesday in connection with three home burglaries.

Collins was charged in the Jan. 2 burglary of a home on South Kentucky Avenue, the Jan. 6 burglary of a home on North Raleigh Street and the Jan. 10 burglary of another home on South Kentucky Avenue. He was arraigned before Magistrate Carlton Dehaven Thursday and bond was set at $25,000.

Collins was jailed in lieu of bond and police said the investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected.




Man pleads guilty to cocaine charge



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 22-year-old Hedgesville, W.Va., man entered a plea of guilty to a drug charge Friday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia in Martinsburg, U.S. Attorney Thomas Johnston said.

Robert Lukehart entered a plea of guilty to one count charging him with the distribution of 2.22 grams of cocaine base, Johnston said.

Lukehart, who is in custody, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine, Johnston said.




Thefts of wheels, compressor reported



Thefts of wheels and an air compressor were reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department on Thursday morning.

A $1,000 air compressor belonging to Trego Mountain Construction was stolen from a job site on Ginseng Lane north of Dargan. The theft was reported at 8:17 a.m.

Wheels valued at $1,000 were stolen from a 2003 Freightliner road tractor at C. Earl Brown, Inc. on Hopewell Road. The theft was reported at 9:47 a.m.

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