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June 27, 2008

Man stopped for speeding found with 18 ounces of pot

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A New York man stopped Thursday for speeding on Interstate 81 south of Martinsburg was transporting more than a pound of marijuana, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Thomas Junior Baylor was arraigned Friday on a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver marijuana by Magistrate JoAnn Overington, who set a $50,000 bond, records show.

Baylor, 38, was arrested by West Virginia State Police troopers D.S. See and J.D. Schuessler after he was cited for allegedly traveling 15 mph above the highway's 70-mph speed limit in the southbound lanes, according to See's complaint.

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Baylor was stopped near the 9-mile marker about 6:35 p.m., and See said the man was told he was free to go after receiving the citation, but Baylor chose to stay and talk with the trooper, according to See's complaint.

In the conversation that followed, See said the defendant was deceptive when asked about his criminal history, and he appeared nervous when talking about it.

That behavior led to a vehicle search to which See said the defendant consented, and the officers discovered a vacuum-sealed gallon-size bag of marijuana stashed beneath clothing in the vehicle, according to the officer's complaint.

Police said the marijuana weighed about 18 ounces and had a street value of $7,650.

Man charged with crack, marijuana distribution

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 19-year-old Martinsburg man was in Eastern Regional Jail on Friday on felony drug charges, according to jail and Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Dorian Marcell Wilson, of 401 East Road, was arraigned on charges of possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and possession with intent to deliver marijuana by Magistrate JoAnn Overington, records show.

Wilson was arrested Thursday by Martinsburg Police Department Patrolman D.L. English in the 100 block of North High Street, according to court records.

In a police department news release, police said Wilson was being approached by several persons known by English as being involved in the illegal use of controlled substances. The release also stated that English recently arrested Wilson for allegedly dealing crack cocaine.

English found marijuana sticking out of the Wilson's shoe, and at the police station found Wilson in possession of a bag of crack cocaine that weighed 5.7 grams, police said. Wilson also had $112 in cash, police said.

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