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Police find ammunition, crack during Charles Town traffic stop

May 21, 2008

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Several boxes of ammunition and a large quantity of suspected crack cocaine were found in a vehicle during a traffic stop Monday on Washington Street, police said.

Sgt. George Manning of the Charles Town Police Department said he was on patrol when he saw a blue Suzuki in the 200 block of West Washington Street with no inspection sticker.

The Suzuki was stopped and Manning said he noticed a female passenger acting suspiciously.

Manning searched the vehicle and found a plastic bag under the gear shift that contained more than 10 grams of suspected crack cocaine, according to a criminal complaint filed in Jefferson County Magistrate Court.

In addition to the boxes of ammunition that were found, several rounds of loose ammunition were found in the vehicle, according to the complaint.

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The female passenger, Jeanette Marie Barrett, 31, of 905 Needmore Road in Martinsburg, W.Va., was charged with possession with intent, according to court records.

Barrett told police that she went to Washington, D.C., to buy crack cocaine, according to the complaint.

The driver of the vehicle and Barrett are convicted felons, which prohibits them from possessing ammunition, Manning said.

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