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Cigarette toss leads to drug charges against Berkeley Co. man, woman

August 31, 2010

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A cigarette thrown from a vehicle Monday struck the windshield of a police cruiser and led to the arrest of a man and women on drug charges, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Cortney Lamarr Jenkins, 22, of 48 Bambi Drive, Inwood, W.Va.., was arraigned by Magistrate Harry L. Snow on two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, according to court records.

Felicia Leighann Baker, 21, of 113 E. Liberty St., Martinsburg, was arraigned by Snow one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, according to court records.

Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy J.H. Jenkins was following a gold Buick Century that the women were riding in on Williamsport Pike when he saw a person on the driver's side of the vehicle throw the cigarette, which then struck the cruiser's windshield, according to court records.

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A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a small sandwich baggy containing eight smaller bags of crack cocaine and two baggies of marijuana, according to court records.

Police later discovered that Baker had marijuana concealed in her bra, according to court records.

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