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Two Baltimore men arrested for heroin distribution at Sheetz store in Spring Mills

January 27, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Police arrested two Baltimore men Friday after using an informant to arrange a $1,100 heroin deal at the Sheetz store in Spring Mills, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Marquese Tavon D’Andre Ward was charged with single felony counts of distribution of heroin and conspiracy, and Marcell Edmonds was charged with conspiracy, the court documents said.

Ward and Edmonds, both 21, were being held in Eastern Regional Jail Friday night on $100,000 and $50,000 cash-only bonds, respectively, according to court and jail records.

The informant used by members of the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force in the drug deal first arranged to meet a man he knew as “Fats” at the Walmart store across Hammonds Mill Road from the Sheetz, the charging documents said.

The plan was changed after the defendants arrived at the shopping center and drove around the parking lot, the records said.

At the Sheetz, the informant and Ward met in the restroom, and the drug transaction took place after the pair realized they were looking for each other, the documents said.

The defendants were subsequently arrested at the store.

Ward and Edmonds were booked at Eastern Regional Jail just before 2 a.m., according to jail records.

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— Matthew Umstead

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