BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. — Multiple agencies teamed up on a drug interdiction effort in Berkeley County this week.                   

The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, West Virginia State Police, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department and Martinsburg City Police Department collaborated on the effort, which was conducted on Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23.

A press release from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office says a successful search warrant brought various drugs and illegal firearms, leading to multiple arrests. The BCSD SWAT Team was also utilized for the high-risk search warrant.

A total of 75 traffic stops were made, followed up by nine vehicle searches.

This resulted in:
five felony arrests with eight charges
16 misdemeanors with 26 total charges
four drug related arrests
two fugitives
two guns
32 grams of marijuana
11 grams of crack cocaine
one strip of suboxone

$1,480 in cash was also seized.

“This multi-agency combined effort is an example of how cooperative efforts can have a major impact on the drug trafficking industry in the Eastern Panhandle of WV and the surrounding areas,” said Sheriff Rob Blair. “We would like to thank each officer who participated and we look forward to working with these agencies in the future.”