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August 12, 2009

Woman charged with delivery of controlled substance



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A 52-year-old Berkeley County woman was charged with delivery of a controlled substance Thursday after police alleged she sold 8 grams of marijuana to a confidential informant, according to court records.

Police on July 31 confiscated 100 grams of marijuana from Pamela Dawn Gano's residence at 3089 Winchester Ave., near Martinsburg, after the drug purchase that day, according to a complaint filed in Berkeley County Magistrate Court by Sheriff's Department Cpl. Chris McCulley.

Gano was arraigned Thursday on felony charges of delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, according to court records.

Gano was released from custody after bail was posted on a $50,000 bond set by Magistrate W. Randy Smith, according to court records.

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McCulley said in his complaint that Gano acknowledged the marijuana belonged to her, and that she generally purchased a half pound of the drug per month for $400 and then sold enough to finance her own use.

In addition to the marijuana, police seized a scale and "several other items of contraband," including several empty resealable plastic bags, according to McCulley's complaint.

Martinsburg man charged after fight



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Martinsburg man was charged with malicious wounding following a fight Tuesday night in the 200 block of North Raleigh Street, Martinsburg Police said in a news release.

Matthew Conner, 25, of 317 W. Martin St., was taken to Eastern Regional Jail, the release said.

At 10:23 p.m., officers responded to a report of a fight involving two men. They found a 24-year-old man being treated by emergency medical personnel, the release said.

The man told officers that Conner attacked him following an argument over personal property that had been taken but was unaccounted for, police said.

The injured man was taken to City Hospital for treatment of a possible broken jaw and cuts to his head and face, police said.

After Conner was found and taken into custody, police said an altercation took place between the girlfriends of the men involved in the fight. No charges had been filed in that altercation, the release said.

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