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Martinsburg couple arrested on drug, gun charges after shots fired

West Virginia State Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute with possible gunshots fired on Honey Crest Drive at about 9 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 17.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Morgan County Magistrate Court by Trooper B.A. Meyers, two people, identified as Robert H. Long, 26, and Brittany N. Long, 25, both of Martinsburg, were observed in a black Chevy Silverado with West Virginia plates on Honey Crest Drive.

Ms. Long reportedly told police Mr. Long had turned off Winchester Grade Road and told her to exit the vehicle. She claimed he had placed a gun to his own head, threatening suicide, and then “threw the laser on her,” leaving a mark on her face, and shot two rounds into the ground, according to the complaint.

Police searched the vehicle and found a black firearm, two scales, a plastic bag with multiple grams of methamphetamine, and bundles of plastic bags.

Mr. Long was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment, conspiracy, and prohibited person with a firearm. According to police, he later stated Ms. Long was solely responsible for selling the meth, and consented to allow a search of the phone, where multiple conversations were allegedly found about buying and selling drugs. He was released on a $25,000 bond and is awaiting a hearing in the matter.

Ms. Long was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute, conspiracy, and prohibited person with a firearm. She was released on personal recognizance and is awaiting a hearing in the matter.

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