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3 face drug charges

April 01, 2007

Three people were charged with drug offenses Friday night after the Hagerstown Police Department raided two apartments where they found cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash, according to a police department press release.

At 10:15 p.m., members of the department's Street Crime Unit, aided by the Washington County Special Response Team, searched 138 E. Franklin St., Apt. 3. There were eight people in the apartment, along with "numerous pieces" of crack cocaine, marijuana, paraphernalia and $978 in cash, according to the release.

Lamont Smith, 18, address unknown, was charged with two counts each of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and possession of paraphernalia, according to the release. He also was charged with making a false statement to police by allegedly telling officers his name was Thomas Hudson, according to the release.

Smith's fingerprints were sent to the FBI, which confirmed his identity, according to the release.

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Jennifer Karina Myers, 19, no fixed address, was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and two counts each of possession of crack cocaine and paraphernalia, according to the release.

A 17-year-old boy was charged as a juvenile with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and was released to his mother's custody, according to the release.

The warrant was issued after police received complaints from residents about "ongoing foot traffic and suspected drug activity in the apartment," according to the release.

Police then conducted a search at 255 Frederick St., Apt. 2. Several bags of marijuana were seized, along with digital scales, according to the release. No one was immediately charged as a result of the search, according to the release.

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