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At least 11 arrested on drug-related charges in Martinsburg this week

May 01, 2013

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of 11 people in Martinsburg this week on drug-related charges as a result of an investigation over the past several weeks, Martinsburg Police Department announced.

Those arrested were:

  • Richard Mikel Bowers, 25, of 312 N. Maple Ave., charged with single counts of distribution of heroin and conspiracy and two counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin.
  • Brittany Ann Ulery, 26, of 312 N. Maple Ave., charged with single counts of distribution of heroin and conspiracy to distribute heroin.
  • Michael Wayne Robinson, 24, of 322 N. Maple Ave., charged with one count of distribution of heroin.
  • Curtis Allen Noel, 19, of 316 N. Maple. Ave., charged with one count of distribution of crack cocaine.
  • Derrick Darnell Tigney, 36, of 68 Hinton Court, Apt. 2, charged with one count of delivery of crack cocaine
  • Matthew Ray Schoppert, 38, of 226 N. Raleigh St., charged with one count of distribution of heroin.
  • Edwin Maxwell Gordon, 65, of 221 W. Race St., Apt. 2, charged with two counts of distribution of heroin.
  • Carter Stanley Myers, 26, of 118 S. Valley St., charged with one count of distribution of heroin.
  • Jeffrey Lee Potter, 26, no fixed address, charged with one count of distribution of heroin.
  • Dontae Freeman, 29, of 122 Eclipse Court, charged with one count of distribution of crack cocaine.
  • Luticia Dawn Pulse, 36, no address released, on a fugitive from justice warrant from Maryland for possession of heroin paraphernalia.

Martinsburg police said the arrests were made as a result of covert drug investigations by their department and the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and involved multiple informants.

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Police said they also executed a search warrant  at 312 N. Maple Ave., as part of the roundup and arrested two people at the residence, where paraphernalia also was found. Members of the U.S. Marshals fugitive recovery task force.

Both task forces are comprised of multiple area law enforcement agencies in the Eastern Panhandle, including the West Virginia State Police, county sheriff’s departments and area municipal police departments.

The announcement of the arrests, which occurred on Monday and Wednesday, comes 10 days before city voters are set to decide whether to renew the police levy.

The levy provides funds for nine officers in the department. Early voting for the May 11 election is under way on the second floor of Martinsburg City Hall at 232 N. Queen St. in Martinsburg and continues through May 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding Sunday.

— Matthew Umstead

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