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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with driving under the influence causing death in an October 2009 crash was jailed early Wednesday after his bond was revoked and forfeited because he tested positive for cocaine, according to court and jail records.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.
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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
August 16, 2003
Three charged in Frederick robbery FREDERICK, Md. - Three men, including a Frederick, Md., man, were charged with an armed robbery that was reported on Heather Ridge Drive while police were in the neighborhood, the Frederick Police Department said. The robbery was reported at 1000J Heather Ridge Drive around 1 a.m. Friday as members of the Drug Enforcement Unit were serving a warrant nearby, police said. Two men were detained after they passed police who had just received descriptions of the suspects, police said.
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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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
February 4, 2007
The following people appeared in Washington County District Court and Washington County Circuit Court in October on alcohol and drug-related charges: Joshua R. Stanton, 19, of 13550 Edgemont Road, Smithsburg - possession of drug paraphernalia; six months probation before judgment, $500 fine. (Thomas) Mark Anthony Stipp, 41, of 815 N. Mulberry St., Hagerstown - possession of drug paraphernalia; $300 fine or 15 days in jail. (Thomas) Sara Louise Schildt, 23, of 31 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown - possession of cocaine and marijuana; 20 days in jail (already served)
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.
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