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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Hagerstown man was charged Saturday with multiple drug-related counts after Berkeley County (W.Va.) Sheriff’s Department deputies’ responded to a report of a “barricaded suicidal female” near Falling Waters, W.Va.
Raymond Junior Ferguson, 28, of Starlight Lane was charged with five counts of possession with intent to deliver (crack cocaine, cocaine, heroin, xanax and marijuana), and single counts of conspiracy and transporting a controlled substance into jail, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records,
He was being held Wednesday night at Eastern Regional Jail near Martinsburg on a $330,000 bond, according to jail records.
In initially responding to assist emergency-medical personnel in making contact with the female at 797 Nestle Quarry Road, deputies determined that she had fled from the home, court records said.
While checking the area, deputies found suspected crack cocaine in a clear plastic bag that appeared to be the size of a baseball and cocaine in another clear bag that appeared to be half the size of a golf ball beneath a shed, Deputy J.F. Cardello wrote in a complaint.
Additional suspected cocaine about half the size of a golf ball also was found in a paper towel, court records said.
While putting the suspected drugs in his cruiser and requesting assistance in obtaining a search warrant, Cardello said he saw two males, one later identified as Ferguson, walk out from behind a home toward another residence, court records said.
Cardello said that Ferguson indicated that he was visiting his girlfriend at 799 Nestle Quarry Road and that the two men were searching for a lost dog belonging to the defendant, records said.
The deputy noted that the two Nestle Quarry Road addresses are a single-story, duplex-style home.
A subsequent execution of search warrants led to the recovery of marijuana, a half-golf-ball-sized bag of individually packaged bags of heroin, and a firearm and driver’s license belonging to Ferguson, court records said.
In the home at 799 Nestle Quarry Road, police also recovered $7,750 beneath a couch cushion with Ferguson’s passport, records said.
Police also found multiple scales, .22-caliber ammunition, different types and sizes of bags, powdery substances commonly used in “cutting” and manufacturing drugs, about a half-golf-ball-sized amount of suspected heroin, another bag containing a marble-size amount of cocaine, and 32 whole and partial xanax pills, records said.