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Men face drug charges following traffic stop

February 25, 2004

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Two men face drug and weapons charges after Ecstacy pills, suspected cocaine, a handgun and $7,685 in cash were discovered by police during a traffic stop in Shepherdstown, court records stated.

Shepherdstown police stationed at Duke and German streets stopped a red Acura Legend about 3 a.m., said Jefferson County Magistrate Court records. After police stopped the car, a passenger struck one officer in the face, according to court records. Officers took the man into custody.

While officers struggled with the man, a large amount of money fell to the ground, according to court records.

A search of the man revealed he had more money, which totaled $7,685, court records stated.

When an officer went to a cruiser later to check on the man, he was slumped over in the back seat with a bag of marijuana and bag of Ecstacy pills laying beside him, court records stated.

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Police searched the driver of the car and found 16 individually wrapped bags of suspected cocaine, court records allege. A loaded .380-caliber handgun was found under the driver's seat of the car, records allege.

Michael Andre Brown, 19, of 9325 Hillsborough Drive, Frederick, Md., and Travis Jerome Robinson, 20, of 174 Siloh, Charles Town, W.Va., were charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and Ecstacy, police said.

Brown also was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, police said. Robinson was charged with battery on police, resisting arrest, underage consumption, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and fleeing on foot, police said.

Brown and Robinson were free on bond, a spokesperson at the Eastern Regional Jail said Tuesday.

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