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Police: Woman tried to conceal drugs in her bra

December 23, 2005|by CANDICE BOSELY

martinsburg@herald-mail.com

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - After receiving a tip from a police informant, West Virginia State Police troopers pulled over a car on U.S. 11 Tuesday and found more than $3,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine in a woman's bra, according to court records.

Alysia Dawn Ludwig, 30, of 144 Dillweed Drive in Falling Waters, was charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, possession with intent to deliver heroin, conspiracy to deliver crack cocaine, conspiracy to deliver heroin and transporting drugs into West Virginia.

A man who was in the car, James Allen Jacobs Sr., 28, of the same address, was charged with conspiracy to deliver crack cocaine, conspiracy to deliver heroin and transporting drugs into the state.

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Both were arraigned on the felony charges Thursday.

The case began Tuesday when Troopers T.C. Kearns and Nathan Harmon received a call from a confidential informant, alleging that a couple was bringing a large amount of drugs into West Virginia from Baltimore.

The informant said the pair would be in a red Chevrolet Lumina heading toward Sportsmen's Paradise, a community along the Potomac River in Falling Waters, records state.

A resident of that community confirmed the couple lived there, and said that a lot of cars had been coming and going from the couple's house in recent days, records state.

After spotting the car nearby on U.S. 11, it was pulled over for following too closely behind a car in front of it, records allege.

"Troopers had been advised the female routinely concealed narcotics in her bra. The female was asked to remove any illegal drugs she had from her bra," records state. "The female cooperated and removed a baggie from her bra containing 66 individual heroin capsules and two baggies of crack cocaine."

The crack cocaine weighed 5.2 grams and was estimated to have a street value of $550, while the heroin capsules were worth around $2,600, police said.

Along with the drugs, $661 was found in the woman's purse, while "numerous 'tiny' zip loc baggies" and a .410 shotgun were found inside the couple's mobile home, records state.

Ludwig was being held in Eastern Regional Jail on $250,000 bail Thursday. Jacobs was being held on $150,000 bail.

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