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April 13, 2009

Traffic stop leads to arrest of 3 in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A traffic stop on Friday led to the search of a home and the arrest of two people on drug charges, West Virginia State Police said.

Police said in a news release that a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation in the area of Poor House Road at about 9 p.m.

Police said the driver had heroin, Ecstasy pills, methadone and prescription medication. The driver said he had purchased them at 166 Walter Drive, according to the news release.

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After obtaining a warrant, police searched the home at about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Police said the owners of the home - Jettye Grove, 49, and Fredrick Mullin, 39 - were charged with felony distribution of heroin.

Police said they seized $2,100 in heroin, $500 in prescription medication, drug-sale packaging and drug paraphernalia through the traffic stop and search of the home.

Driver charged with having gun at Letterkenny depot

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A truck driver from Florida was charged with possessing a gun without having a current license for it at Letterkenny Army Depot, police said.

Douglas F. Boliver, 55, of Mount Dora, Fla., was driving a tractor-trailer on the base on Friday morning and had a gun in the sleeper cab, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

Boliver did not have a valid and current license to carry a concealed weapon, police said.

Teens charged with stealing TV, jewelry in St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Two teenagers were charged with theft after items were stolen from a home on Betteker Lane, police said.

The teenagers were identified as a 13-year-old and a 17-year-old from St. Thomas.

Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release the teens allegedly took a television set and various jewelry items from the home on April 7.

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