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by ERIN JULIUS | June 22, 2007
KEEDYSVILLE - The Washington County Narcotics Task Force, Washington County Sheriff's Department and Hagerstown Police Department charged four people with drug crimes, seized three handguns and more than $5,000 worth of heroin in a drug bust Thursday, the task force said. Agents served search warrants for two apartments in the same building at 2 N. Main St. in Keedysville, according to a news release. Police believed the suspects in both apartments were connected and served the search warrants at the same time, officers said.
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NEWS
June 4, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Two Martinsburg residents were arrested Thursday after investigators working on an ongoing narcotics probe entered an apartment at 200 E. King St. and found 23 packets of heroin, according to a Martinsburg Police Department press release. Steven Douglas Orr Jr., 30, of 200 E. King St., Apt. 2, and Amber Dawn Rockwell, 25, of 312 Athletic St., each were charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, the release said. Douglas and Orr were being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Thursday night and no bond had been set for them, a jail spokesman said.
NEWS
March 1, 2002
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man charged with selling heroin to a police informant last year was sentenced Wednesday. Robert F. Katavitch, 556 S. Second St., had previously pleaded guilty to delivery of heroin for the Feb. 7, 2001, incident in which he sold heroin to a Pennsylvania State Police confidential informant outside of Hardee's in Chambersburg, according to the affidavit of probable cause. "He was doing a favor for someone. It was a set-up," defense attorney Jackie Leder said.
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by DAVE McMILLION | April 4, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputies raided an apartment and a motel room in the Martinsburg area early Sunday and found more than $2,200 worth of heroin, a large amount of cash and about seven stolen credit cards, according to a news release. Deputy S.D. Myers initiated an investigation into two suspected drug operations and deputies requested search warrants for two locations, according to the release. Magistrate Joan Bragg was contacted at about 2 a.m. Sunday and two search warrants were issued, the release said.
NEWS
December 27, 2001
Heroin habit lands Pa. woman in prison By STACEY DANZUSO chbbureau@innernet.net CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - A Fayetteville, Pa., woman who sold heroin to a police informant and was unable to stay off drugs after a court-ordered stay at a halfway house will spend at least 11 months in the county prison. "Maybe time in the slammer will get her attention," Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge John Walker said before sentencing Bethany J. Overcash on one count of delivery of heroin and two counts of simple possession Wednesday.
NEWS
February 21, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police called to check on a couple sitting in a parked car near the Blue Ridge Outlet Center were startled Friday afternoon to find $3,000 in suspected heroin and a 3-week-old baby girl hidden under some clothes. The saga began about 1 p.m. when a passerby stopped Officer K.C. Bohrer and told him to check on a "drunk or dead" couple sitting in a Toyota Cressida on Stephen Street near the entrance to one of the outlet center's parking lots.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | September 17, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police allege they found 44 packets of heroin inside a home in Martinsburg Wednesday and found 60 packets in a sewer drain after a man inside tried to flush them down a toilet. Anthony Tyrone Branson, 35, of 208 Gate St., was charged with distribution of heroin and possession with intent to distribute heroin. Cpl. Brendan Hall and Deputy S.D. Myers, with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, investigated. The case began when a man police alleged was Branson sold two packets of heroin to a confidential informant for $60 on Sept.
NEWS
July 1, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., woman pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of possession of heroin, according to a press release from the office of Acting U.S. Attorney Rita R. Valdrini. Stephanie Spencer, 28, of 72 Taylor St., entered her guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg. She was accused of possessing heroin on Sept. 1, 2005, according to the release. Spencer is free on bond as she awaits sentencing, according to the release. The case was investigated by the Charles Town Police Department, according to the release.
NEWS
April 20, 2001
Eight facing charges after 'drive-through' heroin market busted By JULIE E. GREENE julieg@herald-mail.com A heroin bust Thursday night in the parking lot of the former Wal-Mart store broke up what was described by police as a mobile "drive-through" operation. Eight people face drug-related charges as a result of the joint operation between the Washington County Narcotics Task Force and the Franklin County, Pa., Narcotics Task Force. Bonnie Lea Whittington, 19, of 1214 Royal Crest Drive in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
May 23, 2008
GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. -- A Gerrardstown man and his mother were arrested Thursday morning and charged with several felony charges involving distribution of heroin, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. The arrests came after the Sheriff's Office Special Response Team served a search warrant at a home in the 700 block of Loop Road for illegal narcotics, the release said. Gary Vanhorn Jr., 30, of 739 Loop Road, was and charged with three felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance (heroin)
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