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May 31, 2012
A Hagerstown man was charged with possession of crack cocaine after he was pulled over during a traffic stop Wednesday night in Frederick, Md., the Frederick Police Department said. Eddie Paul Jouvert, 43, of 50 Summit Ave., also was charged with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, according to a police news release. Officers said a K-9 unit detected the drugs after Jouvert was pulled over at 9:37 p.m. in the area of Key Parkway and Bel Air Lane.
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by RICHARD BELISLE | September 5, 2002
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Crack cocaine is starting to make inroads in the borough, Police Chief Ray Schultz said Wednesday, and police are stepping up their efforts to root it out. "It's moving in," Schultz said. "It's new to Waynesboro and we're concentrating on Main Street. " Schultz said police have been getting complaints from residents about street dealing, loitering and trash, especially on Main Street. The Franklin County Drug Task Force is involved in the drug investigations, which have netted three drug arrests in Waynesboro in the last two weeks, police said.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 22, 2012
Martinsburg police arrested a man early Friday morning after a foot chase and seized about 29 grams of crack cocaine from him, according to the Martinsburg Police Department. Derrick S. Spencer, aka Fat Head, was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, Martinsburg police Detective J.D. Luciano said in a news release. Spencer, 34, was detained in the area of Carroll  and Vicky Bullett streets just after midnight, the release said. The arrest was the culmination of drug investigations  Thursday night by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and Martinsburg police, the release said.
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By DON AINES | May 12, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute fake crack cocaine was given a suspended sentence Wednesday by Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley and ordered to leave town. "I'll take the probation. Goodbye Hagerstown," David James Daniels, 54, said after the sentencing hearing as he waited for his attorney to drive him to a bus station. Daniels, of 335 Main St., Bentleyville, Pa., pleaded guilty to the charge May 6. In exchange for the plea, charges of distribution of a narcotic, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia were dropped, according to online court records.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2011
Initially charged with robbing a Washington County Narcotics Task Force informant during a drug deal, a Hagerstown man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Judge Daniel P. Dwyer sentenced Ryheim Maurice Pearson, 21, of 1062 Ross St. to six years in prison. Charges of armed robbery, robbery, attempted robbery, theft and making false statements to police were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. "I do what I do to try and get drugs off the street.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 17, 2012
A Washington County Circuit Court jury Tuesday convicted a Hagerstown man of selling crack cocaine a short distance from the Hagerstown courthouse where the trial was held. Gregory Harris, 45, was found guilty of distribution of cocaine and possession of cocaine. Judge Donald E. Beachley sentenced Harris to 10 years in state prison without parole, according to Robert Veil, the supervising state's attorney for the Washington County Narcotics Task Force. “I think it's an adequate sentence,” Veil said.
NEWS
March 27, 2013
A preliminary hearing for a Summit Point, W.Va., man on charges of possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine is scheduled for April 5 at 11 a.m. before Jefferson County Magistrate M.P. Rissler, according to court records. Julio Cesar Torres, 34, of 472 Shirley Road, was arrested March 18 during an investigation of the theft of a flat-screen television from a residence and a power tool from Lowe's, court records said. Police said they found 218 pieces of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $11,000 in Torres' bed, according to court records.
NEWS
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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July 22, 2013
Police seized more than 9 grams of cocaine in a traffic stop in Martinsburg Saturday and charged a man and a woman riding in the vehicle with drug-related offenses, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Anna Jo Hughes, 35, of 262 Lariat Drive, Kearneysville, W.Va., and Steven Lewis Twigg, 26, of no fixed address, were each arraigned Sunday on single counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy. Martinsburg Police Department Patrol Officer S.A. Shelton said in a complaint filed in magistrate court that he made the arrests Saturday after a short vehicle pursuit from the intersection of Race and Queen Street to Stephen Street.
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NEWS
July 7, 2013
Martinsburg police confiscated several packages of drugs and a handgun after they pulled a car over Sunday for an equipment violation, according to a news release from the police. Lamarcus L. Robinson, 38, of Philadelphia, and Derwin L. Harris, 47, of Harrisburg, Pa., were charged with possession with intent to deliver for five substances - marijuana, crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, heroin and Xanax, the news release states. They also were charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled dangerous substance, the release states.
NEWS
June 14, 2013
A Martinsburg man accused of selling $3,000 in crack cocaine to a confidential informant was arraigned Friday on one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, according to court documents. James Willard Johnson, 37, of 325 Athletic St., is accused of selling 2.5 ounces of crack cocaine to the informant on Monday in a deal that was orchestrated by members of the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the documents said. Martinsburg Police Department Sgt. Matt Zollinger said in a complaint against the defendant that the drug transaction was recorded, the documents said.
NEWS
May 30, 2013
A federal judge Thursday sentenced a Hagerstown man to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of drug charges, according to prosecutors. After a three-day trial, Vincent Hernandez, 31, no address given, was convicted by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz of conspiring to distribute cocaine base, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug conspiracy and being a felon in possession of a gun, a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office...
NEWS
May 28, 2013
A 44-year-old former Chambersburg, Pa., man who participated in a Franklin County-based drug-trafficking conspiracy was sentenced May 21 by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane to serve a mandatory term of life in prison without release. After a five-day jury trial in August 2012, Herman Charles Staten, aka Chuck Staten, formerly of 465 E. Washington St., Chambersburg, was convicted of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 280 grams of crack cocaine, and conspiracy to distribute more than 280 grams of crack cocaine.
NEWS
May 15, 2013
A Hagerstown woman was sentenced this week in Washington County Circuit Court to six years in prison - three for distribution of cocaine and three more for neglect of a minor, according to court records. Kelly Lynn Cruz, 38, formerly of 139 High St., entered the pleas in separate cases Tuesday before Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley, court records said. In exchange for the plea, other drug-related charges in the two cases were dismissed, court records said. On Oct. 9, 2012, and again on Nov. 27, the Washington County Narcotics Task Force used a confidential informant to make $200 purchases of crack cocaine from Cruz at her home, according to the application for statement of charges.
NEWS
May 1, 2013
Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of 11 people in Martinsburg this week on drug-related charges as a result of an investigation over the past several weeks, Martinsburg Police Department announced. Those arrested were: Richard Mikel Bowers, 25, of 312 N. Maple Ave., charged with single counts of distribution of heroin and conspiracy and two counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin. Brittany Ann Ulery, 26, of 312 N. Maple Ave., charged with single counts of distribution of heroin and conspiracy to distribute heroin.
NEWS
March 27, 2013
A preliminary hearing for a Summit Point, W.Va., man on charges of possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine is scheduled for April 5 at 11 a.m. before Jefferson County Magistrate M.P. Rissler, according to court records. Julio Cesar Torres, 34, of 472 Shirley Road, was arrested March 18 during an investigation of the theft of a flat-screen television from a residence and a power tool from Lowe's, court records said. Police said they found 218 pieces of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $11,000 in Torres' bed, according to court records.
NEWS
March 19, 2013
Two Martinsburg residents get prison on drug charges MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two Martinsburg residents were sentenced last week by Judge Gina M. Groh in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II. Rebecca Fowler Faircloth, 52, was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison to be followed by six years of supervised release. Faircloth entered a plea of guilty on Oct. 11, 2012, to distribution of crack cocaine on April 29, 2011.
NEWS
February 26, 2013
A 37-year old Baltimore man was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg to more than 21 years in prison after admitting to dealing more heroin and crack cocaine near Winchester Avenue Elementary School. Kevin Edward Moses was sentenced to 262 months or 21 years and 10 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld's office announced Tuesday. Following his release, Moses is to be placed on supervised release for six years, according to a news release from Ihlenfeld's office.
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