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Two men face drug charges after city garage is searched

October 21, 2006

A man, a pit bull, 15 pounds of marijuana and packaging materials allegedly were found Thursday in a commercial garage in the 1200 block of West Washington Street, according to a press release from the Washington County Narcotics Task Force.

At 1425 Kensington Drive, Apartment 102, in Hagerstown, agents allegedly found a woman, a small child, a small bag of marijuana and more than $12,000 in cash, according to the release.

The discoveries Thursday were made using search warrants obtained as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged drug dealing from the 1219 W. Washington St. garage, agents said.

Fitzwarren Dwayne Milton, aka John Milton, 26, of 1425 Kensington Drive, Apartment 102, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to distribute marijuana and conspiracy for possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, according to the release.

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Police arrested Milton as he was walking from a store in a parking lot off Pennsylvania Avenue, according to the release.

Sherman Lee Lynn, 38, of 919 Kenly Ave. in Hagerstown, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to distribute marijuana, conspiracy for: possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance, agents said.

Police allegedly found Lynn standing with a pit bull in the garage where the 15 pounds of marijuana - cut up into one-pound bags - were found. Agents said packaging materials and digital scales also were found in the garage, which allegedly was used for the past six months as a packaging site. The marijuana found in the garage has a street value of $15,000, according to the release.

- Pepper Ballard

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