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December 08, 2005

Woman faces drug, traffic charges



A Hagerstown woman charged with drug and traffic offenses Monday was being held without bond Wednesday at the Washington County Detention Center, according to a spokesman there.

Carrie Nicole Simmons, 25, of 16942 Shinham Road, was charged with drug possession with intent to distribute, two counts of drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license, speeding, failure to display a license on demand and failure to display registration on demand, Washington County District Court documents state.

Maryland State Police said Simmons was driving 67 mph in a 35-mph zone Monday when she was pulled over along Md. 58, documents state.

Because Simmons said she did not have a driver's license or registration with her, the officer asked her to get out of the vehicle. As Simmons opened the door, the officer saw crack cocaine in the vehicle, documents state.

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The officer also allegedly found cocaine in Simmons' pants pocket. Documents state police found marijuana in the vehicle.

While being taken to the police barrack for additional questioning and processing, Simmons allegedly told police she had crack cocaine in a body cavity, documents state.




Man waives hearing on drug charges



A Hagerstown man charged in November with drug offenses waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Washington County District Court.

John Lewis Rogers Jr., 18, whose mailing address was listed in court documents as 541 Locust St., was charged with possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court charging documents.

Officers saw Rogers on the cameras that monitor Jonathan Street about 3:30 a.m. Officers said they saw Rogers sell several pieces of crack cocaine to a man along Jonathan Street, documents state.

Police said they found the crack cocaine hidden in the man's underwear, documents state. At least 20 pieces of crack cocaine were hidden there, along with marijuana, documents state. Rogers also had more than $1,500 in his wallet, according to documents.

Rogers was being held Wednesday on $30,000 bail at the Washington County Detention Center, according to a spokesman there.

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