On Friday, November 14, 2008 at approximately 6:45 pm, Ptlm. English of the Martinsburg Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 300 block of North Queen. Upon approach of the vehicle, Ptlm. English identified the driver as Richard M. Smith and also detected an odor of marijuana in the vehicle. Mr. Smith was removed from the vehicle and a bag of marijuana was located on his person. He was then placed under arrest and put into the back of the cruiser. A short time later, Ptlm. Albaugh of the Martinsburg Police Department, located a second bag of marijuana in the back seat of the cruiser where Mr. Smith was secured. At that point, Mr. Smith was charged with Conspiracy to Deliver Marijuana and Possession with intent to Deliver Marijuana.
The passenger in the vehicle, identified as Navarre Sowell, was also arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Deliver Marijuana and Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
The total amount of marijuana seized was over 26 grams and over $2,400 in currency was confiscated. Both men were arrested and taken to the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment.
Richard Mark Smith
23 Doral Lane, Martinsburg WV
393 Universe Drive, Martinsburg WV