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Two W.Va. men jailed on drug charges after traffic stop

July 11, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two West Virginia men were in Eastern Regional Jail on Thursday after being charged with four drug-related felony offenses by West Virginia State Police on Wednesday.

Khareem Nigel Sampson, 19, of Clarksburg, and Adam Michael Roach, 21, of Salem, W.Va., each were charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and counts of transportation of a controlled substance into the state and conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Both were in jail on $85,000 cash bonds set Wednesday by Magistrate Jim Humphrey, records show.

The men were found in possession of 34 packets of heroin and 37 tablets of ecstasy with a combined value of more than $4,000 after State Police Sgt. D.E. Boober stopped the vehicle in which they were traveling south on Interstate 81, police said.

According to a complaint filed by State Police Trooper M.A. Cole, the defendants gave statements indicating that one made a drug purchase in New York and the other fronted the money.

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The vehicle was stopped after a passing motorist told Boober the car left the McDonald's restaurant near Exit 12 of I-81 and the driver appeared intoxicated and operated the car erratically.

Boober said the vehicle was weaving back and forth and traveling less than 60 mph in a 70-mph zone when he caught up with the car on the interstate near the 6-mile marker.

Roach told Boober that he was headed from New York back to Salem, and Sampson told Cole that he was traveling to Morgantown, according to the trooper's complaint.

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