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by PEPPER BALLARD | March 15, 2006
A 25-year-old man faces drug charges after he allegedly sold crack cocaine to a police informant in a Hagerstown bar Saturday, according to a written release from Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Jim Robison. Leroy Swan, of no fixed address, is charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, said Robison, supervisor of the department's Street Crimes Unit.
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NEWS
March 15, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police on Thursday afternoon arrested a Martinsburg man after finding nearly seven grams of crack cocaine tucked behind a gas tank door on a vehicle that the man allegedly was using to deal drugs in Capital Heights just outside of Martinsburg, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Ralph Douglas Johnson, 24, of 146 Boarman Place, was arraigned on a charge of possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine by Magistrate JoAnn Overington who set a $55,000 bond.
NEWS
January 19, 2007
Bail for a Hagerstown man in jail on drug charges was set at $125,000 Tuesday, a week before he turns 68 years old, Washington County District court records show. Freddie Lee Gardin Sr., of 136 East Ave., is accused of arranging to sell crack cocaine to a police informant Friday near Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport, a charging document alleges. When he was arrested, Gardin allegedly dropped a plastic bag containing crack cocaine, the document states. Police found more than $1,100 in cash in Gardin's pockets, the document states.
NEWS
April 22, 2007
A man tried to eat crack cocaine as detectives were going to arrest him on a drug charge, according to a Hagerstown Police Department press release. Police said they conducted a sting on Saturday to target drug dealing in the downtown area. Police said they had a confidential informant contact a man at East Franklin and North Prospect street. The man got into the informant's car and they drove to the 100 block of North Walnut Street, where the man sold $30 worth of crack cocaine to the informant, according to the release.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 18, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Five Berkeley County residents are facing charges in connection with allegedly dealing crack cocaine, Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Lt. Gary Harmison announced Thursday. Michael P. Christian, 31, of 16 Vinegar Court, and Barbara J. Morris, 37, of 55 Vinegar Court, near Falling Waters, W.Va., each were arraigned Thursday by Magistrate Harry L. Snow on charges of delivery of a Schedule II narcotic controlled substance and conspiracy to deliver the drug.
NEWS
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | October 13, 1999
Two men who were arrested Tuesday were transporting crack cocaine with a street value of $40,000 when a Maryland State Police trooper stopped them for speeding on Interstate 81, according to allegations in charging documents filed Wednesday in Washington County District Court. Anthony Smith, 29, of Roxboro, N.C., and Davon Anderson Wellington, 27, of Nashua, N.H., were being held on drug charges. Wellington also was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing and hindering.
NEWS
August 1, 2002
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Four men and one woman were sentenced this week to serve time in prison for various unrelated charges, including possession of crack cocaine and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, officials from the U.S. Attorney's Office said. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the following were sentenced: n Roman Brown, 24, of North Raleigh Street, Martinsburg. Brown was sentenced to serve eight years and one month in prison after he pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine and carrying a 9 mm handgun during a drug trafficking crime in August 2001.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | July 6, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Lt. K.C. Bohrer, a 25-year veteran of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, started to tell a story about a case one of his co-workers is handling that involves heroin. Before he could delve into the details the co-worker, Sgt. Gary Harmison, interrupted him. "It all relates to heroin," Harmison said, stressing the word "all. " Bohrer, Harmison and Sgt. Russell Shackelford, members of the Sheriff's Department's Criminal Investigation Division, said that lately at least half of their time is spent working on cases related to heroin, which they said is becoming the drug of choice in the county.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 20, 2013
A Hagerstown man with three previous felony drug convictions was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a fourth conviction last week in Washington County Circuit Court. Judge Dana Moylan Wright told Shamar Tahi Anderson on Thursday that he will not be eligible for parole until he has served the first 10 years of his sentence for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Anderson, 33, of 241 Prospect St., was scheduled for a jury trial Thursday, but entered into a plea agreement after a bench conference.
NEWS
January 18, 2007
Hagerstown Police Department's Street Crimes Unit used narcotics informants to make 26 buys from alleged drug dealers in September, leading to the indictments of 13 people on felony drug charges, according to a news release from Sgt. Jim Robison, unit supervisor. Three of the 13 indictments handed up by a Washington County grand jury have not been served, the release states. According to the release, the following people have been served with their charges: n Antonio Cortez Darden, 29, of 277 S. Potomac St., Apt. 2, is charged with three counts each of distribution of crack cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and three counts of possession of crack cocaine.
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