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April 29, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- One of the largest amounts of crack cocaine ever confiscated from one person in the Eastern Panhandle -- 247 grams -- was seized Tuesday night by two West Virginia State Police troopers during a traffic stop, according to a press release from First Sgt. E.D. Burnett. Ricky Donnell Poteat, 48, of 409 W. Race St. in Martinsburg, W.Va., was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He was released Wednesday from Eastern Regional Jail after posting bail for a $25,000 bond set by Magistrate William Senseney, according to court records.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 29, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A Charles Town, W.Va., man charged with driving under the influence causing death in an October 2009 crash was jailed early Wednesday after his bond was revoked and forfeited because he tested positive for cocaine, according to court and jail records. Stuart A. Woodling, 32, of 3137 Shirley Road, was being held in Eastern Regional Jail near Martinsburg. Woodling was indicted on one count of DUI causing death and one count of DUI causing injury in an Oct. 13, 2009, crash that led to the death of James W. Shell, 59, in the 2600 block of Middleway Pike (W.Va.
NEWS
February 11, 2002
January drug dispositions The following people appeared in Washington County District Court and Washington County Circuit Court in January 2002 on drug-related charges: Thomas E. Whittington III, 20, 15 Winter St., Hagerstown; possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribution marijuana; two years in jail, three years probation. (Boone) Steven Scott Halliday, 45, 12 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown; distribution of cocaine; seven years in prison. (Wright)
NEWS
April 1, 2000
Federal prosecutors Friday released the names of 13 people indicted March 22 in connection with a major drug sting in Hagerstown. The names of the accused had been sealed. According to the office of U.S. Attorney Lynne A. Battaglia, the following were charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base: Titus, Thomas and Sawyer were also charged with two counts of distribution of cocaine base, authorities said. The conspiracy spanned from November 1998 until February, according to the indictment.
NEWS
August 13, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Chief Judge John P. Bailey presided over 19 sentencings this week in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg. James Willis Daye, 42, of Martinsburg, 11 1/2 years in prison and three years supervised release, (career offender), distribution of cocaine. Louis Roberto Escobar, 30, of Martinsburg, four years in prison and three years supervised release, distribution of cocaine. Jenna Keyser, 23, of Union Bridge, Md., 10 months in prison and two years supervised release, aiding and abetting the making of a false statement in the acquisition of a firearm.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 7, 2002
The people arrested during Thursday's drug raid at five Hagerstown locations and the charges filed are: Rahiem Ray, 31, of Baltimore, three counts of distribution of cocaine and one count each of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine. Bond was set at $750,000. Jenito Lorenzo Bernier, 20, of 41 East Ave., Apt. 1, one count each of distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine. Bond was set at $40,000.
NEWS
October 9, 1997
Police Wednesday raided a home in Noland Village and arrested six people in connection with drugs and weapons violations, authorities said. Hagerstown City Police, working with the Washington County Narcotics Task Force, seized large amounts of cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, two handguns and four long-arm rifles and shotguns from 971 Noland Drive. Police also seized a large amount of cash, authorities said. Two juveniles were released to their parents. The six adults charged include: Russell Polland, of 971 Noland Drive, was charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, two counts of possession of cocaine and maintaining a common nuisance.
NEWS
by ERIN JULIUS | May 24, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Police were searching Wednesday for a man wanted in the shooting death of a Greencastle, Pa., man late Tuesday inside a bar on North Jonathan Street, Hagerstown Police Sgt. Paul Kifer said. Christoper Jason Ayala, 23, was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital after he was shot around 11 p.m. Tuesday inside Zipper's, police said. Officers were searching for a black male, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 230 pounds, police said. He was believed to be wearing dark clothing, police said.
NEWS
October 27, 1998
2 hurt in wreck FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick County Sheriff's deputy and a Union Bridge, Md., motorist were injured Monday evening in an accident at the intersection of Md. 144 and Md. 75, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Rich Rochford was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released shortly after the 9:45 p.m. accident, deputies said. John Green Jr., 56, of Union Bridge, was in critical condition in the hospital intensive care unit Tuesday evening, hospital officials said.
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