Friday, April 4, 2008

Drug Arrest

Ptlm C. Williamson of the Martinsburg Police Department ,currently assigned to Martinsburg High School arrested two 17 year old male juveniles on the charge of Truancy and one 18 year old Martinsburg resident on the felony charge of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Marijuana).

This incident stems from an investigation conducted by Ptlm. Williamson. He was investigating a report of two high school students skipping class and developed information that they had entered a residence located on Florida Ave. Martinsburg WV.

Ptlm Williamson stepped on the porch of this residence he smelled the strong odor of Marijuana coming from inside the residence. After knocking at the door he was greeted by the resident, Michael Steven James. He asked him where the Marijuana was and he produced a plastic baggie of Marijuana and gave it to Ptlm. Williamson. Ptlm. Wiliamson was granted a verbal consent to search the residence after he was told by this person that there was a small amount of Marijuana still in the residence. The search netted approximately 20 grams of Marijuana with baggies, wrapped marijuana and a scale which is known to be used in the sale of controlled substances.

The two juvenile males were found fleeing from the residence and charged with truancy and later released to their parents. The adult was arrested on said charge and arraigned by a State Magistrate. His bond was set at $25,000 and he was incarcerated in the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

Arrested: Michael Steven James DOB 1 3 90 of 1022 Florida Ave. Martinsburg WV (Felony charge of Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana).

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