Advertisement

Court briefs

March 29, 2006

Men charged with drug offenses



Two Smithsburg men were charged with drug offenses Thursday morning when Maryland State Police stopped their vehicle and allegedly saw them toss crack cocaine out one of the vehicle's windows.

James Alvin Robinson, 28, of 35B Water St. in Smithsburg, was charged with drug possession, possession with intent to distribute drugs, attempt to elude police and other traffic offenses, Washington County District Court documents state. Robinson is also known as James Woods, according to documents.

Abdul J. Smith, 30, of the same address, was charged with drug possession and drug possession with intent to distribute, documents state.

Police alleged that when officers attempted to stop the vehicle on U.S. 40 west of Crestview Road, the driver, Robinson, did not slow down. Officers said they saw someone in the vehicle throw something out of a window, documents state.

Advertisement

The vehicle accelerated before the two men got out and ran.

The men ran to Foxshire Plaza along Dual Highway, and one went inside one of the businesses there, documents state.

When they were caught, one of the men had several bundles of $2,000, police said.

Police said when officers later returned to the site where they saw the men toss something out of the vehicle, they found crack cocaine, documents state.




Hagerstown man faces drug charges



A Hagerstown man was charged Friday with several drug offenses after a police informant allegedly purchased drugs from him.

Darren E. Reeder, 24, of 1105 W. Church St., was charged with distributing drugs, conspiracy to distribute drugs, drug possession with intent to distribute, two counts of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, Washington County District Court documents state.

The police informant allegedly purchased $200 in crack cocaine from Reeder, documents state.




Two charged in home burglary



Two Cumberland, Md., residents were charged earlier this month with burglarizing a Smithsburg home in January.

James Thomas Grapes, 37, of 323 Springdale St., was charged with first-degree and fourth-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit first-degree and fourth-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit theft and theft, Washington County District Court documents state.

Probable cause was found during a preliminary hearing Tuesday to proceed with each of these charges against Grapes.

Jennifer Nicole Grapes, 24, of the same address, was charged with first-degree and fourth-degree burglary, theft, stealing another's credit card, using another's credit card, and two counts of attempted use of another's credit card and theft, documents state.

She waived her preliminary hearing Tuesday in District Court.

Nearly $400 in property was stolen Jan. 23 from a home in the 10000 block of Kiefer Funk Road in Smithsburg, including a stereo system, jewelry, 12 books of checks and a credit card, documents state. The credit card was used to purchase more than $400 in tools and other items from two stores the day it was stolen.

The Grapeses were arrested in Baltimore and brought to Washington County, where they were charged with the burglary March 2.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|