On Thursday, January 22, 2009, the Martinsburg Police Department conducted a controlled purchase of narcotics utilizing a confidential informant. During the course of the investigation, the confidential informant met an unidentified male and made an arrangement to purchase an amount of marijuana in the 300 block of North Maple Avenue. A short time later, the confidential informant and unidentified male met with another individual and completed a transaction in which currency was exchanged for marijuana.
Following the transaction, officers approached and took into custody the initial unidentified male, which was determined to be a 16 year old juvenile. The second subject sought in the investigation fled the scene as officers approached to make arrests.
The 16 year old juvenile was arrested, charged with Delivery of a controlled substance (Marijuana) and was detained in a juvenile detention center.