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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with driving under the influence causing death in an October 2009 crash was jailed early Wednesday after his bond was revoked and forfeited because he tested positive for cocaine, according to court and jail records.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
August 11, 2004
Several people, including the owner of several Hagerstown businesses, were charged Friday in connection with an ongoing drug investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies, the Washington County Narcotics Task Force said Tuesday. The task force, Hagerstown Drug Enforcement Administration and Maryland State Police executed search warrants in Chambersburg, Pa.; Winchester, Va.; Martinsburg, W.Va.; and Hagerstown on Friday, the task force said. About $8,000, two handguns, and an undisclosed quantity of cocaine were found, the task force alleged.
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.
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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.
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by DON AINES | August 2, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police on Tuesday said drug-trafficking charges had been filed against five people as a result of joint investigations by the state police Vice Unit and Franklin County Drug Task Force. Ronald Lacy, age and address unavailable, of Marlowe, W.Va., and Dale "Mike" Mooney, age and address unavailable, both have been charged with several counts each of delivery of cocaine, criminal use of a communication facility and criminal conspiracy to deliver cocaine, police said.
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
April 1, 2008
BALTIMORE -- A Hagerstown man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison on federal drug charges Monday in U.S. District Court, U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said in a news release. Thomas Wackman, 24, was found guilty after a four-day trial of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, cocaine and cocaine base, Rosenstein said. At sentencing, Wackman was found to have obtained more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, five kilograms of cocaine and 50 grams of crack cocaine during the course of his drug dealing activities, Rosenstein said.
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