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By DON AINES | September 10, 2010
A Hagerstown woman was sentenced Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to serve time in prison in two drug cases and for violating probation in a third case. Jennifer Renee Farris, 33, of 12 Snyder Ave., entered guilty pleas to possession of cocaine in 2006 and 2010 cases before Circuit Judge John H. McDowell. She was given concurrent sentences of one year and one day in prison in those cases. McDowell ordered Farris to first serve a six-year sentence for violating probation on a 2003 conviction for possession of narcotics with intent to distribute.
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By DON AINES | August 31, 2010
A Hagerstown man was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to 10 years in prison for distribution of crack cocaine. Luis G. Caldero, 31, of 1040 Brinker Drive, Apt. 302, pleaded guilty before Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr., who sentenced him to 20 years in prison with 10 of those years suspended. Long also ordered that Caldero be placed on probation for three years after his release from prison. Additional charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed as part of the plea agreement, court records show.
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By DON AINES | August 20, 2010
A New York City man who ducked out of a court hearing in February was back Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court, where a jury convicted him of cocaine distribution. Eric Christopher Smallwood, 34, also was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The jury deliberated less than two hours after a full day of testimony before Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr., who deferred sentencing until a presentence report is completed.
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By DON AINES | August 18, 2010
A woman who claimed she was badgered into selling cocaine to an informant was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to 2 1/2 years in prison after records of 95 calls, voice-mails and text messages between the informant and the woman were reviewed in court. "The phone calls, they're not as one-sided as you first indicated," Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley said before sentencing Lisa Sue Rhodes for distribution of cocaine. "I can't say we're looking at a case of entrapment.
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August 17, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --Police seized 14 grams of crack cocaine, digital scales and $1,165 in cash from a motel room early Tuesday, West Virginia State Police Sgt. T.C. Kearns said. Mark E. Lewis, 36, of 10712 Edgewood Drive in Silver Spring, Md., and Gilbert McDaniel Jr., 26, of 3028 Sulphur Springs Road in Inwood, W.Va., each were arraigned on one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy, according to court records and police. Magistrate Sandra L. Miller set a $60,000 bond for each man, according to court records.
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By DAVE McMILLION | August 4, 2010
A man who was charged after a loaded .22-caliber handgun, about an ounce of crack cocaine and ammunition were found in April in an apartment off Robinwood Drive pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of cocaine, according to court records. Chaldin Pointdejour entered the plea during his trial in Washington County Circuit Court, according to Robert Veil, supervising attorney for the Washington County Narcotics Task Force. Pointdejour, who previously listed an address of 11321 Youngstoun Drive, Apt. 1904, was sentenced by Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. to four years in prison and given credit for 125 days served, according to court records.
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July 10, 2010
SUV set on fire, Dual Highway hotel damaged Helicopter, bloodhound join in search for woman's assailant Man who had sex with 13-year-old must register as sex offender Attorney: Woman sold cocaine to buy Halloween costumes for children W.Va. man found dead of self-inflicted wound had been due in court
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By DON AINES | July 8, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- A Hagerstown woman whose attorney said she sold crack cocaine to buy Halloween costumes for her children was sentenced Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to four years in prison. Kesha Jean Russ, 33, of 1004 H Noland Drive, pleaded guilty May 27 to criminal conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, according to court records. In exchange for her plea, the state did not prosecute her on charges of distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show.
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By DON AINES | July 6, 2010
A Brooklyn, N.Y., man convicted by a jury in April of possession with intent to distribute cocaine resulting from a traffic stop on Interstate 81 was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to 15 years in state prison. Judge John H. McDowell sentenced Garette Edgar Kearse to 15 years, but suspended six years of the sentence. Because Kearse was in possession of more than 28 grams of cocaine, Robert Veil, the supervising state's attorney for the Washington County Narcotics Task Force, argued that Kearse's sentence should include having to serve five years without being eligible for parole.
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