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Ranson, W.Va., woman charged with delivery of controlled substance

July 05, 2013

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Ranson, W.Va., woman was charged Wednesday after she allegedly sold a half-pound of marijuana to a confidential informant in the parking lot at Food Lion in Inwood, W.Va., according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court documents.

April D. Johnson, 28, of 510 E. 11th Ave. was arraigned Wednesday afternoon by Magistrate Robert L. Lowe II on one count of delivery of a controlled substance, according to court documents.

Police said the $860 transaction occurred while Johnson’s 6- and 7-year-old daughters were in the back seat of the vehicle she was driving, according to court documents.

Police found Johnson in possession of an additional $1,527 in cash when she was arrested by West Virginia State Police troopers, according to court documents.

State officials with Child Protective Services also was contacted in reference to the children being in the car at the time of the sale, according to court documents.

The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force orchestrated the drug deal, according to court documents.

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