Court briefs

June 04, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Woman found guilty of altering prescriptions

A Hagerstown woman was found guilty Tuesday in Washington County District Court of altering prescriptions.

Tara Sue Powell, 31, of 333 Bethune Ave., was charged with 14 counts of obtaining drugs by altering prescriptions, court documents state. She was found guilty on one count and sentenced to 15 months in jail, with 15 months suspended.

She also was sentenced to serve two years of supervised probation, documents state.

Thirteen of the counts against Powell were placed on the stet docket.

Powell was accused of forging prescriptions for four different medications from October 2005 to January 2006.

Hagerstown man faces drug charges

A Hagerstown man was charged with several drug offenses Wednesday night.

Edgar L. Sayles, 35, of 802 W. Franklin St., was charged with drug possession with intent to distribute, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Washington County District Court documents.

Police allegedly saw Sayles sell drugs to a man in a vehicle in the 400 block of West Washington Street, documents state.


Police later searched Sayles' vehicle and allegedly found crack cocaine inside. Documents state he also had nearly $600 in cash.

City teen charged in AC&T armed robbery

A Hagerstown teenager was charged Tuesday with the May 15 robbery of a gas station clerk at knifepoint.

Ryan Dontrez Lynn, 17, of 431 Salem Ave., was charged with armed robbery, robbery, theft and concealing a deadly weapon, Washington County District Court documents state.

An employee at AC&T at 724 Frederick St. in Hagerstown told police a man walked into the business, purchased a drink and left. A short time later, the same man came into the store with a knife and demanded money, according to documents.

The man took $179 from the store, documents state.

Lynn was identified using surveillance video from the business, documents state.

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