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Berkeley Woman Charged With Having Crack Cocaine At Lacey Wawa

A 25-year-old Berkeley woman was charged Friday with having crack cocaine in the Wawa parking lot in Lacey, police said.

According to police:

At 11:40 p.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas and Officer Michael Verwey were assigned to a directed drug enforcement patrol when they observed a drug transaction between the occupants of two vehicles on Maple Road near Laurel Boulevard.

Officer Tsarnas and Officer Verwey followed one of the vehicles into the parking lot of Wawa, located at 701 Route 9 in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 25-year-old Melinda Goetchius of Staysail Court in Berkeley, for possession of CDS (Crack Cocaine).

Goetchius was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released on Criminal Summons pending a future court date. Melinda Goetchius was charged with possession of CDS (Crack Cocaine), possession of Marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Melinda Goetchius was also issued a summons for possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.
Muff Dyver February 26, 2014 at 02:27 PM
Tag and bag again, come to Lacey are everyone gets released. Good example
Bennie Gregg February 26, 2014 at 02:43 PM
Is that a stock photo or is it directly related to the crime?
Paint February 26, 2014 at 02:44 PM
Ok it was a drug deal ... Who was charged with dealing and what about the other car ?
Concerned February 26, 2014 at 02:48 PM
Why do all these people get arrested, charged and released on a summons???
JMPM February 26, 2014 at 02:53 PM
Possession of CDS is a 4th degree crime, they are issued a summons and released. Or would you rather them get sent to County and start ringing up a 15k a day bill on your tax dollars?
Heywood February 26, 2014 at 03:04 PM
No reason it should cost $15K a day for one of these scumbags.
v_gasmen February 26, 2014 at 03:13 PM
Why do you feel the need to post pictures? If you want to be informative you need to post the correct picture. All you are really doing is making it recognizable to our children. Stop Please!
Jo Anne Hall February 26, 2014 at 03:16 PM
@v_gasmen Kids should see this stuff! Educate, educate, educate!!!
Tim February 26, 2014 at 03:20 PM
Another 20 something with no future.
Eoin Scholl February 26, 2014 at 03:47 PM
that shit was crazy i witnessed the entire deal of the window and a blue dodge Durango was driving past after they drove away and stopped, turned around and sped up mad fast to laurel bulv. And 10 minutes later they were saying all kinds of locations around here on the police scanner.
Berkeley Lifer February 26, 2014 at 04:35 PM
These dealers need to try 7-11 WaWa= handcuffs :)
Eoin Scholl February 26, 2014 at 04:52 PM
@Berkeley Lifer if you read it they weren't at wawa. MAPLE=handcuffs :)
WhyohWhy February 27, 2014 at 09:52 AM
v_gasman.... thats right keep your head in the sand! You are probably one of those parents that screams, " NOT MY CHILD" too ! Wake up you HAVE to educate your children and if showing them these pictures scares the crap out of them NOT to do drugs then you accomplished something !!!!
Keeping whats mine February 27, 2014 at 05:15 PM
Start hanging these scumbags
grace March 07, 2014 at 05:28 PM
was wondering where i could get some crack , gas and a shortie
Keeping whats mine March 08, 2014 at 07:38 AM
Good one grace. Thats funny.
Cathleen Goetchius March 09, 2014 at 03:32 PM
All Malinda brags about is her, her 2 kids, however living as an adult, life as a thug-wanna-be is not the way to go. We all know ya momma taught you that, that is the life to have. ya know like living off the system with welfare, wic, food stamps, energy assistance and selling and buying and using. yes thats right. Like mother, like daughter. You both need rehab and punishment to the fullest extent of the law.!!!!!!

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