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Man faces drug, weapons counts after search of home

October 21, 2005|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Police charged a Hagerstown man with drug and weapons offenses Wednesday after executing a search and seizure warrant at his home.

Stewart Lee Wills, 60, of 819 Washington Ave., Apt. 2, was charged with drug possession with intent to distribute, distributing drugs, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm and using a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, according to court documents.

When officers entered Wills' house, they saw Wills throw a prescription pill bottle to a man standing on the back porch, Washington County District Court documents state. When an officer asked the man to give him the pill bottle, the man did.

The bottle was filled with 21 individually wrapped pieces of crack cocaine, and one loose piece, documents state. Police said the drugs were packaged so they could be distributed.

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Police found five pieces of crack cocaine in Wills' right sock while searching him, documents state. Police also found more than $700 in Wills' wallet and in his left shoe, documents state.

Police also found a glass smoking device and a handgun in the home, documents state.

Wills was convicted of distributing cocaine in 1989, according to court documents.

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