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Two Hedgesville students face drug charges

May 15, 2009|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- Two Hedgesville High School seniors face felony drug possession charges after police found one of them with pain medication pills inside a small flashlight on campus, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Juan J. Lopez, 19, of Martinsburg, was arraigned Wednesday on one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance by Berkeley County Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, according to court records. Lopez was released on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond, according to court records.

Warrants charging Dylan Kinney, 19, of Falling Waters, W.Va., with one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and obstructing, have been issued, but he has yet to be arraigned on the charges, according to court records and the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

Kinney on May 1 was found in possession of a small flashlight that contained 11 Roxicodone pills, but he told investigators they were not his, according to a complaint filed with the court by Sheriff's Department Deputy C. Wilmer.

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According to court records, Kinney later admitted to police that he gave Lopez $15 for the pills, but was thinking about "just giving them away to other people."

Lopez told police he obtained the pills from some "low life" in Martinsburg and wanted to make a "few quick dollars," according to Wilmer's complaint.

Berkeley County Schools spokesperson Jaimee Borger on Thursday could not release any disciplinary action taken by Hedgesville High School.

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