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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | June 25, 2012
A 30-year-old man who was found dead Monday morning at the Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission overdosed on heroin, police said. Jonathan A. White was found unresponsive and not breathing when individuals went to wake him Monday, police said. An autopsy on White's body is expected to be conducted in Morgantown, W.Va., according to county Medical Examiner Donald Shirley. A second man, who police were told used heroin with White Sunday night, was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg for treatment and is recovering, police said.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | March 20, 2012
Five people, including a Hagerstown man, were charged Monday with multiple drug and other counts in what police allege was a heroin-distribution ring being operated out of a home east of Hagerstown, the Washington County Narcotics Task Force said Tuesday. Armed with a search warrant, members of the task force and the Washington County Special Response Team on Monday raided a house at 2059 Day Road that they believe was being used to distribute heroin, according to the statement of probable cause filed in Washington County District Court.
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February 17, 2012
w/mugshot A Falling Waters, W.Va., man who was wanted by federal agents on a warrant for possession with intent to distribute cocaine was captured Friday in Martinsburg, the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force said. Thomas Joseph “TJ” Orr, 31, of Compton Lane in Falling Waters, was arrested on Margarets Way in Martinsburg and taken to Eastern Regional Jail, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshal's Service. The Marshal's Service said Orr was awaiting a hearing.
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January 27, 2012
Police arrested two Baltimore men Friday after using an informant to arrange a $1,100 heroin deal at the Sheetz store in Spring Mills, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Marquese Tavon D'Andre Ward was charged with single felony counts of distribution of heroin and conspiracy, and Marcell Edmonds was charged with conspiracy, the court documents said. Ward and Edmonds, both 21, were being held in Eastern Regional Jail Friday night on $100,000 and $50,000 cash-only bonds, respectively, according to court and jail records.
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November 16, 2011
Incidents reported in Franklin County The following incidents were reported Wednesday by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services: At 1:48 a.m., a traffic accident in the 10600 block of Path Valley Road in Metal Township. At 5:59 a.m., a vehicle fire on Interstate 81 in Antrim Township. At 6:07 a.m., mutual aid for a stove fire in Fulton County. Man charged after police search Berkeley County home MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police on Monday seized 20 “packs” of heroin, $650 in cash and other paraphernalia from a Needy Road residence in Berkeley County, according to court records.
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October 20, 2011
A Walkersville, Md., man was charged with distribution of narcotics after being accused of selling heroin to a Washington County Narcotics Task Force informant Tuesday night. Phillip Douglas Moats, 25, of 8367 Inspiration Ave., is also charged with possession of narcotics with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance to distribute narcotics, District Court records show. District Judge Mark D. Thomas raised Moats' bail from $115,000 to $150,000 at a bond review hearing Wednesday.
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July 15, 2011
A Washington County Circuit Court judge this week suspended the sentence of a Baltimore man who tried to smuggle heroin to an inmate he did not even know at the  Roxbury Correctional Institution. Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. Tuesday gave Sean Rodney Bond, 37, a five-year suspended sentence and three years of probation, with the provision that he successfully complete a six-month, in-patient drug-rehabilitation program run by the Salvation Army. Officials at Roxbury, located south of Hagerstown, were alerted that someone would attempt to bring in drugs on Jan. 16, and a drug-sniffing dog detected narcotics on Bond, according to the statement of facts read in court by Assistant State's Attorney Viki Pauler.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | June 29, 2011
West Virginia acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said Wednesday that he has spoken with Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley about illegal drug activity crossing state lines and suggested the two governors could work more closely to tackle Baltimore’s heroin trade. “Perhaps it’s something that we could work on together ... even though he’s the governor, not the mayor (of Baltimore), still I think those discussions probably need to happen ... and hopefully can influence some change over there, which could possibly help us here,” Tomblin said in a roundtable discussion with local law-enforcement and community leaders at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2011
A West Virginia woman charged as an accessory after the fact in a March 6 slaying in her apartment was in Washington County District Court for a preliminary hearing Thursday on drug charges in Maryland. District Judge Mark D. Thomas found probable cause to forward charges against Ashley Nicole Carpegna to Washington County Circuit Court. Carpegna, 26, of Martinsburg, is charged in Maryland with two counts each of possession with intent to distribute narcotics, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show.
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March 23, 2011
Four Berkeley County residents accused of being involved in dealing heroin were arraigned on felony charges Monday night after police conducted a deal with a confidential informant, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. That deal led to the discovery of more than 50 packs of heroin and more than $1,000 in cash at a Hedgesville, W.Va., area residence off Cannon Hill Road, according to court records. Nancy Ann Cavins, 39, of 14 Process Road, Hedgesville, W.Va., was arraigned by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg on one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and possession of a controlled substance, court documents said.
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