November 6, 2005
After an undercover investigation into drug dealing, Hagerstown Police said on Saturday that they charged a man with drug possession and distribution. Police said they focused on the 100 and 200 blocks of West Franklin Street, where business owners and residents have complained about drug activity and prostitution. During the past year, the Hagerstown Police Street Crimes Unit has arrested more than 25 people on drug charges on those two blocks, police said in a news release.
March 24, 2000
Police arrested 10 people and siezed more than $100,000 in cash, five handguns, four vehicles, half a pound of marijuana and three kilograms of crack cocaine Thursday, the culmination of a five-month drug investigation involving the U.S. Department of Justice and local law enforcement. More than 50 officers executed search and seizure warrants at 11 locations in Hagerstown and two in Baltimore, according to United States Attorney Lynne A. Battaglia in Baltimore. The names of those arrested were withheld, as were the locations they were taken into custody.
October 12, 2000
Drug sweep arrests add up By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer Local authorities are continuing to hit the streets with arrest warrants and indictments in hand for street-level drug dealers working in and around public housing in Hagerstown. Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Joe Michael Tuesday announced the results of a four-month multi-agency investigation during a press conference. Final figures show 61 arrests were made in the effort by Hagerstown City Police Street Crimes Unit, Washington County Narcotics Task Force and Deaprtment of Housing and Urban Development agents, said Sgt. Rick Johnson, director of the Washington County Narcotics Task Force.
June 25, 2006
A Clear Spring man was being held Saturday at the Washington County Detention Center on several drug-related charges following an undercover operation Friday by the Hagerstown Police Department's Street Crimes Unit, according to a police department press release. Charles Warren Clark III, 18, of 14117 Fairview Road, was charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.
October 9, 2004
The Hagerstown Police Department's Street Crimes Unit charged two people and called Child Protective Services after executing a search warrant at a room at the Venice Inn on Thursday night, according to a police news release. Sherry Lynn Davis, 22, of 118 N. Mulberry St., Apt. C, and Derrick Avon Wilson, 38, of no fixed address, each were charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. Three children, ages 2 to 14, were in Room 286 of the Dual Highway hotel with the adults when police went in shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday and found marijuana, crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, $846 in cash and a .22-caliber handgun concealed in a child's book bag, according to the statement.
September 30, 2000
Drugs, cash seized in motel room; N.Y. man held A routine Friday night drug buy led police to the discovery of more than 300 pieces of suspected crack cocaine and a large amount of cash hidden in a motel refrigerator, Hagerstown City Police said. Marlon Delano Burrell, 21, of the Bronx, N.Y., was being held Saturday at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bond, said Sgt. Curt Wood of the city police street crimes unit. Charges against Burrell include possession with intent to distribute cocaine, distribution of cocaine and possession of cocaine, police said.
March 14, 2001
Five face drug charges Five people were arrested on drug charges Tuesday after police searched three Hagerstown residences, according to the Washington County Narcotics Task Force. After the task force and Hagerstown City Police's Street Crimes Unit searched 130 South Potomac St., Apt. 3F, residents David E. Stevens Jr., 33, and Michele L. Stevens, 50, were each charged with: - one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and contributing to the condition of a child - two counts each of possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance After searching 120 S. Prospect St., first floor apartment, police charged resident Deborah Ann Baker, 42, with: - one count of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia - two counts of maintaining a common nuisance Police also searched 352 Henry Ave. Donald D. Jackson, 32, who lives there, was charged with one count of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of crack cocaine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
June 12, 1999
Hagerstown City Police charged six men in a two-day "reverse" prostitution sting. Charles Henry Harris, 30, of 1085 Lincoln Way West in Chambersburg, Pa., was charged with solicitation of prostitution on Saturday evening, said Sgt. John Ryder, who heads the police department's street crimes unit. Harris also was charged with driving on a suspended license and driving an unregistered vehicle, Ryder said. He is awaiting an appearance before a District Court commissioner. The following were charged with solicitation of prostitution on Friday night or Saturday morning: - David Eugene Butler, 35, of 554 Frederick St. in Hagerstown.
June 26, 1999
Charges including crack cocaine distribution were lodged against eight people apprehended in a pre-midnight drug raid at 11005 Larch Ave. in Hagerstown on Friday. All were also charged with possession of crack, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to Sgt. Rick Johnson of the Washington County Narcotics Task Force. Jessica D. Reed, 20, of 11005 Larch Ave. Penny S. Reed, 44, of 11005 Larch Ave. Jessica L. Savoy, 19, of 1333 Outer Drive. Shannin L. Smothers, 24, of 940E Lanvale St. Paul J. Grimes Jr., 43, of 67 E. Franklin St., Apt. 2. All five were being held Saturday at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $75,000 bail each.
July 25, 2000
Police say sex stings starting By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer Hagerstown City Police wants City Park to be known for scenery, not sex. Residents have complained about prostitution at the park and police are cracking down on the problem, according to Sgt. Dennis Ballam. "I've talked to about a half a dozen people (who made complaints) this month," he said. Ballam said police are conducting stings and increasing patrols both in the park and in the residential parking lot behind it. He said residents who bring their children to play on jungle gyms and visit the museums do not want to walk past people engaging in illicit behavior.