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Four face drug charges after task force arranges drug deals

September 21, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Police arrested four people Thursday in Martinsburg after members of the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force arranged separate informant-aided drug deals in the City Hospital parking area and near Saint Joseph School, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Michael Robert Schoo of 474 Process Road in Hedgesville, W.Va., was arraigned by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg on single felony counts of possession with intent to deliver oxycodone, delivery of the drug and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and heroin, according to court documents.

Schoo is accused of selling six tablets of oxycodone hydrochloride for $180 to the informant in the hospital parking area off Tavern Road, according to court documents.

The other drugs were found in Schoo’s possession after the drug deal occurred, according to court documents.

Thomas Winston Jr., 57, of 200 E. Stephen St., Frederick Baker, 38, of no fixed address, and Lila Peterson, 69, of 80 Joy Court, were arrested in a second task force-orchestrated drug deal, which involved heroin, according to court documents.

The each were charged with conspiracy to deliver heroin, according to court documents.

Winston also was charged with delivery of heroin, and Peterson also was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, according to court documents.

The deal near the intersection of East Stephen and Queen streets led to the discovery of 25 straws of heroin worth about $300, according to court documents.

Police said the drug deal was arranged about 9:30 p.m., and the heroin seized was found in Peterson’s sock, according to court documents.

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