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Martinsburg man faces drug charges following club arrest

December 08, 2004|by CANDICE BOSELY

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was charged with firing a gun outside of a bar and then struggling with deputies who responded, records state.

Andrew Jason Seman, 27, who listed his address as a post office box in Martinsburg, was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

Deputy R.W. Dick and several other officers with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department responded to Champs Nightclub at 11:44 p.m. Monday for a call that a man had just fired a gun outside of the bar and was possibly reloading it, records state. The bar is on U.S. 11 south of Martinsburg.

When officers arrived minutes later, they saw the man walking back into the bar, police said.

Deputies found the man inside of the bar and told him to take his hands out of his pockets, records state. The man took out his right hand but refused to take his left hand out of his pocket and struggled with the deputies, records state.

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Police forcibly removed the man's hand and found a loaded pistol in his left pocket, records allege. The gun had a round in its chamber and another round in the magazine, and the gun's safety was in the "fire" position, police allege.

Police also found in the man's pockets $250, prescription medication and two bags of cocaine, which weighed 3 grams altogether, records state.

Seman was released on $35,000 bail.

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