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Saturday, October 31, 2009

School Bus Driver Arrested on Drug Charge

Anthony James Gaddy

Nakeem Laguerre
HARPERS FERRY - A Jefferson County school bus driver was one of two people arrested on drug charges Wednesday afternoon after a traffic stop led to the seizure of marijuana.

Anthony James Gaddy, 25, was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and conspiracy to transport a controlled substance into the state.

His passenger, 41-year-old Nakeem Laguerre, of Baltimore, was charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and transporting a controlled substance into the state.

They were taken to Eastern Regional Jail and later arraigned. As of Wednesday night they both remained in custody at the jail.

The arrest came after the Harpers Ferry Police Department was provided with information by West Virginia State Police drug task force agents that a vehicle was expected to be transporting drugs into the state.

Harpers Ferry police received the information at about 11:32 a.m. Wednesday and set up positions at the state line. They were provided with a description of the vehicle, a maroon Mitsubishi Gallant, and a description of the passenger, later identified as Laguerre.

Gaddy's vehicle matched the description and was pulled over at the Bolivar traffic light at about 12:15 p.m. for speeding, police said.

After being pulled over, Gaddy provided police with his state bus driver operator's card and identified himself as a Jefferson County School bus driver. Following the traffic stop, police found a partially exposed baggie containing marijuana in Laguerre's front pocket. They also found marijuana that had been dumped outside of the car, as well as a pill bottle containing percocet, police said.

In all, about 21 individual packets each containing about 1 gram of marijuana were seized in the traffic stop.

Harpers Ferry Police Chief Donald Buracker and Deputy G.W. Kilmer, a K-9 officer with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, conducted the traffic stop and arrest.


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