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Former Hagerstown man faces drug charges

August 29, 2011|By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com

A former Hagerstown man has been charged with selling marijuana to a Washington County Narcotics Task Force informant in July and again earlier this month, according to District Court records.

Timothy Wayne Mose Jr., 29, formerly of 725 Interval Road, was taken into custody Friday on two counts of distribution of marijuana, three counts each of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, and one count each of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance, court records show. Mose, whose current address is listed as 8424 Oxford Circle in Waynesboro, Pa., posted a $10,000 bond and was released, court records show.

The application for statement of charges filed by the task force alleges that the informant, equipped with an electronic monitoring device, made a controlled purchase of marijuana from Mose on July 6 at his Interval Road home. Mose lived at that address on July 6, according to the charging document.

The same informant was used to make another controlled purchase of marijuana from Mose on Aug. 9, the charging document alleges. The informant told task force agents that Mose sold marijuana to two other people during that transaction, the document shows.

The informant and Mose, an employee of The Herald-Mail, left the house in separate vehicles after the sale, according to the charging document.

Task force agents searched the Interval Road house Aug. 9 and seized marijuana in a gallon-size plastic bag and marijuana in another plastic bag, as well as suspected drug paraphernalia, the document shows.

There were two other men in the house at the time of the search, but neither was arrested because of “a larger ongoing investigation that was taking place involving the suppliers of marijuana for 725 Interval Road,” according to the charging document.

On July 2, four days before the July 6 incident, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigated a home-invasion robbery at the Interval Road house where court documents list Mose as living at the time.

Mose told investigators that he and three friends were in the house when they were robbed by two men, one of them armed with a handgun, according to the charging document for a man charged in that case, Clarence Dewayne Ferguson, 37, of 222 W. Franklin St.

Mose and the other three people in the house did not report the robbery for several hours, the document shows.

Ferguson was developed as a suspect in the case from a surveillance video of a man fitting his description trying to use one robbery victim’s credit card at the Walmart in Martinsburg, W.Va., according to his charging document.

Investigators allege that Ferguson stated he drove two men to the Interval Road house to buy marijuana, but did not know they intended to commit robbery, the document shows.

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