Firearm theft investigation turns up drug charges

Couple charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana

June 09, 2010

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A Falling Waters, W.Va., couple was arrested on drug charges after a separate firearm theft investigation led authorities to their home, West Virginia State Police 1st. Sgt. W.J. Scott announced on Wednesday.

Jesse M. Farmer, 23, and Jennifer L. Jerger, 29, of 19 Traveller Road, were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy, while Farmer also was charged with receiving stolen property, according to Scott's announcement and court records.

At the couple's home, State Police Trooper C.S. Maynard seized $3,200 in cash, digital scales, approximately two ounces of marijuana and firearms that were reported stolen on Tuesday, according to Scott.

Seven other rifles and handguns that were believed to have been stolen also were recovered, according to Scott's announcement.

Donald M. Seibert Jr., 21, of 318 Merrimack Drive, Falling Waters, was charged with grand larceny in the theft of four guns from his father, Scott said in his announcement.


Seibert told police that the firearms were being stored at the couple's residence, according to court records.

In addition to the grand larceny charge, Seibert was incarcerated on two counts of malicious wounding, and one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, Scott said in his announcement.

Farmer was released from custody on a $20,000 bond and Jerger was released on a $15,000 bond, according to jail and court records.

Seibert was in Eastern Regional Jail Wednesday night on a $7,500 bond that was set for the grand larceny charge and a $25,000 bond on a prior felony charge, according to jail records.

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