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Two Pa. men face drug charges after traffic stop in Martinsburg

July 07, 2013
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Martinsburg police confiscated several packages of drugs and a handgun after they pulled a car over Sunday for an equipment violation, according to a news release from the police.

Lamarcus L. Robinson, 38, of Philadelphia, and Derwin L. Harris, 47, of Harrisburg, Pa., were charged with possession with intent to deliver for five substances — marijuana, crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, heroin and Xanax, the news release states.

They also were charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled dangerous substance, the release states.

Around 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Martinsburg Police Sgt. Craig M. Phelps stopped a white Dodge Intrepid sedan with a Pennsylvania registration for an equipment violation, police said.

The driver and passenger were acting nervous, so Phelps called for backup, police said. After Cpl. Justin Harper arrived, Phelps talked to the driver and found out there were drugs in the car, police said.

A search of the car turned up several packages of crack cocaine and a small amount of marijuana, police said.

Phelps went to the Days Inn on Viking Way, where Robinson and Harris were staying. Police learned there would be drugs inside and obtained a search warrant for the hotel room, police said.

A 12-year-old boy was found there, along with numerous containers of illegal narcotics, police said.

Robinson was charged with child neglect creating a substantial risk of injury, the release states.

In all, police recovered 82.8 grams of marijuana, 29.9 grams of crack cocaine, 27.9 grams of powdered cocaine, 4.6 grams of black tar heroin, 59 1/4 bars of Xanax, a .32-caliber handgun and $1,693.45 in cash, according to the news release.

In lieu of a $226,000 bond, Robinson was being held Sunday afternoon in Eastern Regional Jail, a jail official said.

Harris was being held at the jail in lieu of a $200,000 bond, a jail official said.

The boy was placed in the custody of Child Protective Services, police said.

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