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March 06, 2009

Four drug arrests made in Martinsburg



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Four men have been arrested on various drug-related charges, according to police and magistrate court records.

o Dwaine Wayne Feaster, 40, of 725 Winchester Ave., was in Eastern Regional Jail on Friday, held on a $100,000 cash-only bond set by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, according to jail and court records.

He was arrested on a warrant that alleged he sold $650 in cocaine to a confidential informant in December 2008, according to court records.

Feaster was arrested by members of the Martinsburg Police Department Special Response Team.

o Darryl Johnson, 46, of 323 South Maple Ave., Martinsburg, was charged Thursday by city police department officers with delivery of a controlled substance (crack cocaine), according to a news release from Martinsburg Police Department Detective Cpl. S.F. Doyle.

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A confidential informant also was used to orchestrate the drug deal and was part of an ongoing investigation of drug trafficking in the Martinsburg area, Doyle said in the news release.

Also Thursday, two men were arrested by West Virginia State Police troopers in separate investigations.

o Marcus Alex Clark, 19, of 346 Roberts Garden, Apt. 4B, was arraigned Friday morning by Bragg on charges of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, according to court records. Bragg set a $52,500 bond, records show.

Trooper N.K. Campbell said in a complaint that a confidential informant was used to buy crack cocaine twice from Clark on Thursday night, records show.

o Cedric Malachi Jones, 27, of Palm Coast, Fla., was arraigned Friday by Bragg on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of counterfeit currency, court records show. Bragg set a $27,500 bond, records show.

Jones was arrested during a traffic stop Thursday at 1964 Charles Town Road, according to a complaint by trooper J.B. Flanigan.

Authorities found Jones in possession of counterfeit $50 and $100 bills after he was taken to Eastern Regional Jail, Flanigan said in his complaint.

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