Police briefs

March 20, 2009

Student charged with drug possession

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A 17-year-old Martinsburg High School student was charged Thursday with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana), according to a Martinsburg Police Department press release.

The student was found in possession of seven bags of marijuana after he was removed from class, Detective Cpl. S.F. Doyle said.

Q.D. Burner, the school's resource officer, arrested the student after he and school officials were notified that the boy allegedly had the drug.

Two Martinsburg men face drug charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Two Martinsburg men were arrested Thursday on drug charges, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.


Carl Eric Jackson, 57, of 800 W. King St. in Martinsburg, was charged with one count of conspiracy to deliver crack cocaine, according to court records. Donte Ramone Watson, 22, of 515 S. Kentucky Ave. in Martinsburg, was charged with delivery of marijuana and obstructing, according to court records.

A confidential informant used by the Martinsburg Police Department met with Watson at the Dairy Queen on North Queen Street, then drove to the area of Centre Street, where the drug transaction happened, according to court records.

Watson met with an informant in the 100 block of West Burke Street and made arrangements to purchase crack cocaine, but the defendant was arrested before a deal was made, according to court records.

Pa. woman charged with DUI following crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Greencastle, Pa., woman was charged with driving under the influence after a March 14 crash, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

Amy Denise Barnhart, 32, of 13822 Worleytown Road, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, police said. She also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and multiple traffic violations, police said.

Barnhart crashed a vehicle on Spring Road on March 14 about 3:30 a.m., police said.

Probe into Frederick Co. fatal fire is closed

THURMONT, Md. -- The investigation of an Oct. 31, 2008, fire that killed two men in a home at 12841B Catoctin Furnace Road in Thurmont has been closed, according to a Frederick County Sheriff's Office press release.

The sheriff's office, working in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, has ruled the deaths of Thurmont residents Eric Lester Forrest and Erik T. Sanger as accidental, deputies said.

On Oct. 31, 2008, about 3:30 a.m., fire and rescue units arrived at the scene and saw flames coming from the home, deputies said. The bodies of Forrest and Sanger were found as firefighters battled the blaze, deputies said.

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