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January 20, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Woman found guilty of stealing purse

A Hagerstown woman was found guilty of theft Thursday in Washington County District Court.

Amanda Lee Sullivan, 25, of 124 N. Cannon Ave. in Hagerstown, was charged in November with two counts of theft, conspiracy to commit theft, contributing to the condition of a child, fraud, forgery of private documents and using another person's credit card, according to court documents.

Sullivan was found guilty Thursday of one count of theft and sentenced to one year in jail, with one year suspended. She also was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation and was required to pay more than $200 in restitution, documents state.

All other charges were dismissed in court.

The Hagerstown Police Department said Sullivan stole a woman's purse Nov. 21 at Martin's Food Market at 1729 Dual Highway by distracting a woman who was shopping, documents state.

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Woman faces drug charges after stop

The Hagerstown Police Department charged a Hagerstown woman with several drug offenses Wednesday night.

Meredith Leigh Deck, 27, of 2007 Starlight Lane in Hagerstown, was charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, Washington County District Court documents state.

Deck was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over by police about 8 p.m. on Potomac Avenue. Police said Deck was nervous at the time, documents state.

Police allegedly saw Deck attempting to hide something in her pants while police were questioning the driver, documents state. After searching Deck, police allegedly found that she had placed a bag of cocaine in her pants, documents state.

Marijuana, crack cocaine and cocaine also were found in the vehicle during a police search, documents state.

Deck was being held Thursday night at the Washington County Detention Center on $50,000 bail, according to a spokesman there.

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