Court briefs

December 26, 2005

Grand jury indicts man on gun law violations

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick County grand jury indicted a man Friday on 24 counts of violating Maryland gun laws, according to a press release from Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr.'s office.

David Ruvin Vaisman, 44, of Adamstown, Md., was indicted on charges of engaging in the business of selling regulated firearms without a dealer's license; illegal display of regulated firearms for sale at a gun show; two counts of purchasing more than one regulated firearm within a 30-day period; nine counts of illegal purchases of regulated firearms; three counts of illegal possession of assault pistols; seven counts of illegal possession of regulated firearms by a person previously convicted of a crime of violence; and one count of possession of stolen property, according to the release.

The Maryland State Police Gun Enforcement Unit and the Attorney General's Firearms Trafficking Unit investigated the case, according to the release.

Woman pleads guilty to drug trafficking

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Jefferson County woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to an interstate drug trafficking charge in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Johnston.

Claire Dunleavy, 27, of 600 S. Cliff St. in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was accused of bringing heroin from Charles Town, W.Va. to Baltimore with the intent to carry on a business enterprise Sept. 1, according to the release.

Dunleavy is free on bond pending sentencing, according to the release. She faces a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000, according to the release.

The Charles Town Police Department investigated the incident and Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti prosecuted the case, according to the release.

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