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Men charged on multiple drugs, weapons offenses

February 14, 2006

Hagerstown Police charged two Hagerstown men Saturday with drugs and weapons offenses.

Timothy Paul Franklin, 26, of 137 Ray St., was charged with possession of a large amount of narcotics with intent, drug possession with intent to distribute, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, using a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, handgun in a vehicle, eluding police by failing to stop, eluding police by fleeing on foot and several traffic violations, Washington County District Court documents state.

Michael Terrance McElfish Jr., 29, of 119 Ray St., was charged with two counts of possession of a large amount of narcotics with intent, using a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, drug possession with intent to distribute, drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession, firearm possession with a felony conviction, handgun on person, handgun used during a violent crime, and first-degree and second-degree assault, documents state.

Police, searching for a man involved in a fight involving a gun near 137 Ray St., attempted to stop a vehicle Franklin was driving on Bester Street, documents state. Franklin allegedly did not stop the vehicle and continued to flee from officers, until losing control on Burger Alley and striking a concrete wall.

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Franklin and McElfish allegedly fled on foot.

Police, who searched the vehicle, found a safe filled with crack cocaine, cocaine, a knife, a small digital scale and a handgun. Documents state police found 255 grams of crack cocaine and 255 grams of cocaine.

McElfish was being held on $850,000 bail Monday night at the Washington County Detention Center, a spokeswoman there said. Franklin was being held there on $100,000 bail.

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