Thursday, October 29, 2009

Poss w the Int to Deliver Crack Cocaine

On Thursday October 29, 2009 Martinsburg City Police Patrolman D.P. North was on West Burke Street when he saw a black Pontiac car with no West Virginia Inspection Sticker. Patrolman North attempted to make a traffic stop in the 7-11 parking lot at the intersection of West King Street and Winchester Avenue. The driver, who was later identified as Durrell Stewart Johnson (23), quickly parked the vehicle in the parking lot, got out and fled on foot. Officer North pursued Johnson behind 7-11, along the tracks. During the pursuit Officer North saw Johnson throw 2 baggies along the tracks. Officer North caught up the Johnson and was able to place him into custody. Officer North retrieved the 2 baggies that Johnson threw, which field tested positive to be crack cocaine. The weight between the 2 bags was approximately 50 grams of crack cocaine. Johnson was charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine through Berkeley County Magistrate Court and was transported to ERJ where he is awaiting arraignment.

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