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Two charged with possession with intent to deliver after police find cocaine

November 05, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Police seized a “brick” of cocaine that had a street value of more than $20,000, plus more than $40,000 in cash at an Inwood, W.Va., home where they arrested three men Friday, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Jose G. Martinez and Clemente Lezama-Luna of 180 Ford Circle, Inwood, and Ofelia Notario-Hernandez of 106 Alessandra Court, Apartment 172, Frederick, Md., were arraigned Saturday by Magistrate Jim Humphrey on single counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy, according to court documents.

Martinez, 30, Lezama-Luna, 29, and Notario-Hernandez, 33, were being held in Eastern Regional Jail Monday night on $200,000 cash-only bonds set by Humphrey, according to court documents.
 
The brick of powder cocaine was found under a kitchen cabinet at 180 Ford Circle, and cocaine also was found in a vehicle parked at the residence, according to court documents.

Police found the cash in three bedrooms and in a hallway closet, according to court documents.

Vacuum-sealed bags and two vacuum-sealer devices with cocaine residue on them also were found in the closet, according to court documents.

Several sets of digital scales with cocaine residue on them were found in the living room area of the house, according to court documents.

Police executed a search warrant after a male who was residing there was arrested in Virginia on Friday after delivering an ounce of cocaine, according to court documents.

Police said the three men, who were in the Ford Circle residence when police searched it, admitted they were residing in the United States illegally, and fraudulent identification cards and documents were found there, according to court documents.

The arrests and drug bust were the culmination of a joint investigation by members of the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, West Virginia State Police and Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force in Winchester, Va., according to court documents.

Police orchestrated cocaine purchases that originated from the Inwood home, according to court documents.

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