Martinsburg police officers executed search warrants, charge six people with drug-related offenses

August 24, 2012|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD |

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Martinsburg police officers executed search warrants at four properties Thursday and obtained warrants charging six people with drug-related offenses, according to a news release from Martinsburg Police Detective Cpl. S.F. Doyle.

Police searched Apt. 27 of Franklin Manor Apartments at 700 W. Burke St., 201 Cloud St., 615 N. Queen St. and 208 N. Church St., police said.

Police found marijuana and paraphernalia at the Burke Street residence, and Ian Jordan Lightner, 25, was charged with delivery of marijuana, police said. 

Krista Anne Kyker, 36, was charged with delivery of Suboxone after police found the medication at the Cloud Street residence, police said.

In connection with the Queen Street property search, Dionne Nichelle Towsend, 42, was charged with delivery of crack cocaine, Daniel Redman, 33, was charged with obstructing, and Anthony Henderson, 18, was charged with failure to appear in Martinsburg Municipal Court, police said.

Police found crack cocaine, cocaine paraphernalia, heroin paraphernalia and marijuana in the Queen Street property, according to the release.

Three pit bulls were removed from the North Church Street property by Berkeley County Animal Control due to living conditions, and police also found a 9mm handgun and marijuana parpahernalia there, according to the release.

Elden Lightner, 55, of 104 N. Valley St. in Martinsburg, was charged with delivery of marijuana, police said.

Officers from the Martinsburg Police Department and members of the agency’s Special Response Team were assigned to execute the search warrants, according to the release.

The search warrants were obtained after police orchestrated several covert drug deals at the four locations, police said.

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