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July 12, 2011
A Washington County Circuit Court judge Tuesday sentenced a woman with a previous narcotics-distribution conviction to seven years in prison after she pleaded guilty to distribution of crack cocaine. "You could be a poster child here today for the devastation that drug abuse" causes individuals and families, Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. told Trina Elizabeth Earl, 50, of Hagerstown. He sentenced her to 15 years, but suspended eight years of the sentence. "I lost my home and all my possessions.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | July 12, 2011
A grandmother with no previous criminal record pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and was sentenced to two years in state prison. "You don't have a lot of experience as a drug dealer, and you're not very good at it," Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. said as he sentenced Jocelyn L. Bryant, 54, to six years in prison with four years suspended. Bryant, formerly of 659 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, said she came here from New Jersey to be with her daughter and grandchildren, but found herself homeless and needing money.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | July 11, 2011
A Mount Airy, Md., man with several drug-related convictions was sentenced last week in Washington County Circuit Court to 25 years in prison for his most recent conviction. Anthony Darnell Oram, 48, of 3745 Old Mill Bottom Road, was convicted of distribution of cocaine, criminal conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia in an April 12 jury trial. Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell sentenced Oram to 20 years for distribution and another five years on the conspiracy conviction.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | June 9, 2011
A Hagerstown man was sentenced Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Edward Duke Barlow, 47, of 202 E. Franklin St. was sentenced to 20 years in prison with nine years suspended, according to court records. Upon his release, he will be on probation for three years, the court records said. Charges of distribution of narcotics, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed in exchange for the plea agreement, the records said.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | June 3, 2011
After a brief deliberation, a Washington County Circuit Court jury this week found a Baltimore man not guilty of distribution of cocaine. Aaron Cole, 29, also was acquitted Tuesday of possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Before the jury began deliberating, Judge Daniel P. Dwyer granted a defense motion to dismiss a criminal conspiracy charge. The Washington County Narcotics Task Force charged Cole following a controlled purchase of cocaine on Dec. 6, 2010, in the 400 block of Park Place, according to the statement of probable cause.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 13, 2011
A Mt. Airy man faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison after a Washington County Circuit Court jury this week convicted him of distribution of crack cocaine. Anthony Darnell Oram, 48, of 3745 Old Mill Bottom Road, was convicted Tuesday of distribution of crack cocaine, criminal conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court records. Sentencing for Oram was deferred until a presentence investigation is completed, said Robert Veil, the supervising prosecutor for the Washington County Narcotics Task Force.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 16, 2011
A Baltimore teenager admitted to charges of second-degree assault, misdemeanor theft and distribution of cocaine Wednesday in Washington County Juvenile Court and agreed to testify in the trial of a Hagerstown teen charged in a December armed robbery. The 15-year-old boy admitted to the theft charge in the Dec. 21, 2010, holdup of the 7-Eleven store at 802 Salem Ave. in Hagerstown. Assistant Public Defender Loren Villa said the boy has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in the case against Miquan R. Broadus, 17, whose last known address was 339 S. Burhans Blvd.
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February 10, 2011
A Hagerstown man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday for distributing cocaine, U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said. After serving the 10-year sentence, Jokari Lee Barnett, 32, will face five years of supervised release for aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, Rosenstein said in a news release.  According to a guilty plea in U.S. District Court, Barnett obtained crack and powder cocaine from suppliers in 2008 and 2009 and sold the drugs to his own customers, some of whom then sold the drugs to others, Rosenstein said.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 14, 2011
A Hagerstown man convicted on a charge of possession of cocaine was sentenced this week to six years in prison for that and another four years for violating probation on 2008 drug distribution and drug possession convictions. A jury found Devin Shaleek Dickerson, 22, of 1730 Edgewood Drive, guilty on the possession charge on Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court, according to court records. The jury acquitted Dickerson on the more serious charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, as well as resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia, the court records said.
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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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