Local residents charged with drug dealing in Maryland

Two Berkeley Springs residents were arrested by Maryland police on June 26 off I-70 in the Mount Airy area and have been charged with drug dealing offenses there.

According to news reports in the Carroll County Times, Randy W. Davis, 58, and Brenda L. Marsce, 54, both of Berkeley Springs, were involved in a rear-end collision in the area. When officers with the Mount Airy Police Department searched their vehicle, officers allegedly found capsules of “scramble” – a mixture of heroin and fentanyl – plus paraphernalia, cash and crack cocaine.

Officer Sirois was the arresting officer in the case.

Court records indicate Davis, the driver of the vehicle, was charged with two counts of possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute, three counts of possession of a controlled deadly substance (not marijuana) and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also cited by driving while impaired and reckless driving.

Marsce was reportedly charged with possession of narcotics with the intent to deliver the drug, two counts of possession of a controlled deadly substance (not marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to reports, hospital staff who treated Marsce for impairment located 35 capsules of suspected scramble and crack cocaine on her person when she undressed for treatment.

Police reportedly said in court documents that Davis admitted he was traveling between Baltimore and Berkeley Springs for the purpose of transporting drugs, and that he had snorted scramble in Baltimore City prior to the traffic stop.

Davis was released on $3,500 bond. A preliminary hearing in his case is set for July 28 in Carroll County District Court. Marsce was released on a $5,000 bond.

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