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Waynesboro, Pa., man charged with heroin distribution

Rahaneen Omar Gordon is being held in in Eastern Regional Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond

July 25, 2013|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Waynesboro, Pa., man was being held in Eastern Regional Jail Thursday night on a $100,000 cash-only bond after being arraigned on heroin distribution charges, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court and jail records.

Rahaneen Omar Gordon, 34, of 823 W. Main St. was arraigned on two counts of distribution of heroin by Magistrate Harry L. Snow, according to court records.

Gordon is accused of distributing 125 grams of heroin to a confidential informant in two separate meetings, the court records said.

In the first meeting on July 19, police said the defendant provided the informant 25 grams of heroin with the understanding that he pay him $3,900 for the drugs at a later date, according to a criminal complaint filed in magistrate court by West Virginia State Police.

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On Wednesday, the informant paid the defendant for the heroin in a meeting at the ROCS store off W.Va. 45, and police said Gordon then provided the informant an additional 100 grams of heroin, the complaint said.

The informant was to pay the defendant at a later time for an additional 30 grams of heroin, not the 100 grams that was received, the complaint alleged.

Police said the defendant, who was known to the informant as Rider, also said he had an additional 100 grams of heroin at his residence, the complaint said.

When Gordon was detained Wednesday, police found $3,900 that the informant gave the defendant for the heroin, the complaint said.

Police subsequently discovered Gordon was convicted of multiple violent offenses in Maryland and New York and had used 17 different aliases, court records said.

In addition to the $3,900, police found $990 in cash in the defendant’s possession, the complaint said
Members of the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and Northern Virginia Drug Task Force were involved in the drug investigation, the complaint said.

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