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Man facing drug charges after traffic stop in W.Va.

February 20, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man found with 12 grams of heroin, six ecstasy pills and 5.2 grams of cocaine was in Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday evening after police discovered he was wanted by authorities for failure to appear in court, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Gary Wayne Davis, 27, of 82 Platt Mountain Road, Inwood, W.Va., was arraigned Tuesday by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg on two counts of possession of a controlled substance (ecstasy and cocaine) and a felony count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (heroin), according to court records.

Davis was in jail on a $110,000 bond, awaiting a preliminary hearing that was scheduled for Feb. 25, court records show.

About 1 a.m. Tuesday, the accused was riding in a blue Mitsubishi Eclipse in the south end of Martinsburg that appeared to have expired registration, according to a complaint filed by West Virginia State Police Trooper N.K. Campbell, who indicated he was patrolling Wilson Street.

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The officer said Davis and another passenger acted "very nervous" when he asked them for their identification, which led to Campbell's discovery that the accused was wanted on a capias by Martinsburg Police Department for failure to appear in court, according to court records.

The driver told the officer she recently purchased the car and provided temporary registration information, Campbell said.

After Campbell had Davis get out of the vehicle for a precautionary search, the accused told the officer he would "make it easy" for him and handed the trooper 15 packages of heroin, six pills and 5.2 grams of cocaine, according to court records.

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