Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Marijuana Cultivation Arrest

On Wednesday September 23, 2009 Martinsburg Police Cpl. Justin Darby responded to 205 Timberleaf Lane Martinsburg, WV for an anonymous tip of marijuana plants in the back yard of the house. Cpl. Darby talked to female resident. Darby told the female of the complaint and she agreed to walk with him to the back yard, where Darby located 2 plants, in plain view, which appeared to be marijuana.

The resident stated that she did not know what they were and said that she would get her husband; Joe Daniels Jr, 36. Mr. Daniels came out of the house and told Corporal Darby that “it was just a little experimentation”. Daniels was advised of his Miranda rights. Darby obtained written consent to search the residence from Daniels. During a search of the house officers located 12 additional marijuana plants and cultivation equipment, such as horticulture lights and topsoil that were being used for the cultivation of marijuana.
The plants field tested positive for marijuana. Joe N. Daniels Jr was arrested and charged through Berkeley County Magistrate Court with Cultivation of marijuana and Possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Daniels is currently in Eastern Regional Jail, where he is currently awaiting arraignment from a Berkeley County Magistrate. PFC B.L. Rouse and Ptlm. C. Williamson also assisted with the investigation.

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