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Hagerstown man charged with possession with intent to deliver

Deputies say they seized 101 pain-relief pills from a car driven by Cornell Lee Keyes

December 27, 2010|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County sheriff's deputies seized 101 pain-relief pills from a vehicle that was driven by a Hagerstown man who was stopped early Sunday just outside the city of Martinsburg, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Cornell Lee Keyes, of 443 N. Prospect St., was arraigned by Magistrate JoAnn Overington on one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (hydrocodone) and one count of transporting drugs into the state, according to court records.

At 1:12 a.m. Sunday, a man was driving a black Yukon GMC near the W.Va. 9/Queen Street exit when Deputy John Giangola noticed that a brake light on the vehicle was out, according to court records.

After stopping the vehicle, the deputy said he smelled marijuana upon speaking with the driver, who was later identified as Keyes, according to court records.

After the defendant refused to allow police to search the vehicle, the deputy obtained the assistance of Deputy Cpl. T.D. Heckman and his K-9 to sweep the outside of the SUV, according to court records.

After the K-9 positively responded to the odor of drugs in the vehicle, deputies searched it, finding the pills in the glove compartment and about a gram of marijuana under the driver's seat, according to court records.

In addition to the drugs, the defendant was found with a large amount of cash in his possession, according to court records.

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