Monday, June 1, 2009

Poss w/ the intent to Deliver Heroin

On Saturday, 05-30-09, Ptlm Harper and Ptlm Shelton of the Martinsburg Police Department received a tip from a citizen that a residence in town was currently selling illegal drugs.

Harper and Shelton located several of the residents of this location in the downtown area and spoke with them about the complaint. During their conversation the residents consented to a search of the location as long as the other residents who were currently at the house also consented.
Harper and Shelton traveled to the residence and spoke with the homeowner. The homeowner also granted consent to a search the residence. The homeowner stated that she was alone in the house. Upon going upstairs Harper and Shelton located a male subject asleep in one of the bedrooms. Harper and Shelton identified him as Shannon Barney 1/16/73. It was learned that Barney had an outstanding Martinsburg Municipal Court Capias and he was then taken into custody. Barney was searched and a small green container was located in one of his pockets. This container had approximately 3.4 grams of suspected heroin in it. The substance was field tested which revealed a positive result for heroin. Barney also had approximately $371.00 in cash in his pocket as well. Based on packaging of the suspected heroin, the large amount of cash located on his person, and other items located in close proximity to him, Barney was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin. Barney was remanded to the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment at a later time.

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