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NEWS
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with driving under the influence causing death in an October 2009 crash was jailed early Wednesday after his bond was revoked and forfeited because he tested positive for cocaine, according to court and jail records.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
December 19, 2004
The following people appeared in Washington County District Court and Washington County Circuit Court in November on alcohol and drug-related charges. Norman Lee Jacobs, 43, Maryland Division of Correction, maintaining a common nuisance for distribution of cocaine (subsequent offense); 16 years in prison (first 10 years without parole). (McDowell) Garland J. Leonard Jr., 48, of 50 Summit Ave., Hagerstown; driving under the influence of alcohol; one-year suspended sentence, three years probation, $135 fine.
NEWS
November 16, 1998
Hagerstown Fire Marshals are looking for anyone with information about an arson fire this morning in the laundry room at 120 Manor Drive. Around 1 a.m., an automatic alarm came in that indicated the sprinklers were activated in that laundry room. Hagerstown Fire Marshal Tom Brown said when firefighters arrived, they found that a fire had apparently been set in a bin inside that laundry room. The sprinklers had controlled the spread of the fire and it was quickly extinguished, Brown said.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 20, 2009
Twenty-five more people were indicted on various charges Wednesday as a Berkeley County grand jury wrapped up following two days of deliberations. Listed among the indictments were five counts of sexual abuse in the first degree and two of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian against a 33-year-old Martinsburg man in a case involving an 11-year-old girl. In keeping with Herald-Mail policy, the defendant's name and that of the victim are not being published to protect the victim's privacy.
NEWS
February 11, 2004
HARRISONBURG, Va. - A federal jury in Harrisonburg on Monday acquitted a Warlocks Motorcycle Club member who prosecutors dubbed a gang "enforcer" of conspiring to distribute drugs, The Associated Press reported. The 12-member jury deliberated for nearly six hours before it acquitted Gary Murphy, 49, of Hedgesville, W.Va. The jury convicted his three co-defendants on weapons and drug charges. The three who were convicted were Dennis Simmons, 51, of Edinburg, Va.; Gerald Guynes, 53, of Martinsburg, W.Va.
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
May 23, 2009
CASCADE -- Nine people were charged Friday after members of the Washington County Narcotics Task Force, assisted by members of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Hagerstown Resident Office, executed a search-and-seizure warrant at Chocolate Park Tavern at 14433 MacAfee Hill Road in Cascade, according to a task force press release. The arrests were part of an ongoing narcotics investigation, according to the release. Those charged were: o Damien Randall Williams of 25216 Elhuff Court in Cascade, who was charged with two counts each of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession of CDS paraphernalia, and one count each of distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of MDMA and common nuisance.
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