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NEWS
December 20, 2010
A federal judge in Baltimore Monday sentenced a 23-year-old Maugansville man to 14 years in prison in connection with the 2008 death of a Boonsboro man from heroin intoxication, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Mark Alan Bryan will also face five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute heroin under the sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Benson Everett Legg, U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said in a news release. On Oct. 24, 2008, Bryan met Curt Bannon at a sub shop in Hagerstown, and the two drove to Bryan's drug supplier, where Bryan bought a small amount of heroin, according to Rosenstein.
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NEWS
December 16, 2010
Woman charged with taking heroin into jail MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Heroin that a woman is accused of taking into Eastern Regional Jail apparently was used by eight other inmates who tested positive for the drug, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Crystal Marie Wood, 26, of 44 Excursion Drive, Martinsburg, was arraigned Wednesday by Magistrate Harry L. Snow on one felony count of transporting a controlled substance into a correctional facility, according to court records.
NEWS
By DON AINES | September 21, 2010
A West Virginia mother and son who were charged in separate incidents with selling heroin to the same informant on the same day at the same location received the same state prison sentence Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court. Roger Lee Stephens Jr., 25, and his mother, Shelba Jean Wolfe, 45, both of 9537 Williamsport Pike in Falling Waters, W.Va., both entered guilty pleas to charges of distribution of heroin before Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. Charges of possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia against Stephens and Wolfe and an additional charge of possession of a concealed dangerous weapon against Stephens were dismissed, according to court records.
NEWS
August 3, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --Police seized $4,500 worth of heroin Monday after investigating a report of possible drug activity and a suspicious person at a Martinsburg motel, West Virginia State Police Sgt. T.C. Kearns announced. Thomas Powell Dove Jr., 31, of P.O. Box 1204, Martinsburg, was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin, fleeing on foot from an officer and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana and Alprazolam), according to court records and a news release from Kearns.
NEWS
June 30, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Police seized 18 straw packets of heroin and 20 oxycodone pills from a Martinsburg-area couple who were arrested Monday evening in the area of Clover Street, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Jessie Leigh Keesecker, 24, and Donald Leroy Telfer III, 34, both of 53 Lillian Way, were in Eastern Regional Jail on Tuesday night on counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin, conspiracy and possession with intent to deliver oxycodone, a prescribed narcotic, according to court records.
NEWS
May 28, 2010
A Falling Waters, W.Va., woman was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison this week after pleading guilty in Washington County Circuit Court to distribution of heroin. Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley sentenced Melissa Marie Vandegriff, 35, of 230 Kurtis Drive, to eight years in state prison, but suspended 5 1/2 of those years. He ordered her to spend three years on probation after her release from prison. In exchange for her plea, the state dismissed two counts each of possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to distribute narcotics, and one count of criminal conspiracy to distribute narcotics, according to court documents.
NEWS
May 28, 2010
A Hagerstown man was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to possession with intent to distribute heroin. Robert Joseph Zellner, 23, of 438 E. Washington St., was sentenced by Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley to eight years in prison with five of those years suspended. Beachley ordered that Zellner be placed on probation for another three years after his release from prison. A related charge of possession of heroin was dismissed as part of the plea agreement, according to court records.
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