Police seize heroin, oxycodone

arrest Martinsburg couple

June 30, 2010

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Police seized 18 straw packets of heroin and 20 oxycodone pills from a Martinsburg-area couple who were arrested Monday evening in the area of Clover Street, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Jessie Leigh Keesecker, 24, and Donald Leroy Telfer III, 34, both of 53 Lillian Way, were in Eastern Regional Jail on Tuesday night on counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin, conspiracy and possession with intent to deliver oxycodone, a prescribed narcotic, according to court records.

Magistrate Harry L. Snow set a $125,000 bond for both defendants, according to court records.

The couple was arrested by West Virginia State Police Trooper C.S. Maynard, who spotted them about 6:30 p.m. in a parking lot just west of Clover Street, records show.

Maynard said in a complaint filed in magistrate court that Keesecker got out of a Chevrolet Blazer and went into a wooded area just south of the parking lot after Telfer spotted the trooper while standing outside the vehicle, according to court records.


While telling the trooper she and her boyfriend were looking for a dog, Maynard noticed recent needle marks on her outstretched arms, according to court records.

Keesecker later admitted she had heroin in her possession and, upon seeing the trooper, took it into the woods and hid it beneath a rock, records show.

In a search of the vehicle, which belonged to Telfer, police found the pills and five of the straws of heroin, according to court records.

The other 13 straws were found in a pink tin can on the edge of the wooded area, records show.

The heroin was purchased in Baltimore, according to court records.

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