November 16, 2016
On Friday September 23, 2016 at 1:06 PM the Washington County Narcotics Task Force was notified of an opioid related overdose involving a 5 year old girl. Agents responded to Meritus Medical Center as part of the investigation and determined that the 5 year old girl was brought to Meritus by a private vehicle and she was un-responsive upon her arrival at the hospital. During the treatment of the child she was administered Narcan and immediately began to respond and become conscious. Narcan is a medication that reverses the effects of Opioid related overdoses.
As part of the investigation, agents interviewed numerous people to include the child’s mother, Jeanie Marie White and the child’s aunt, Tracy Bolinger. Based off of interviews it was determined that the 5 year old child had ingested a dose of Methadone that was intended to be taken by an adult while at a residence in the 1000 blk of Noland Dr. This occurred at approximately 7:30 AM that morning. Knowing the child had ingested the Methadone, they still sent her to school, but later decided to pick her up from school. Around 10:00 AM that morning the child was brought back to the address on Noland Dr by family and at this time she was described as “acting drunk” and having difficulty staying awake. While at the Noland Dr location the child’s condition worsened and at approximately 1:00 PM they decided to transport the child to Meritus Medical Center. The child was eventually transported to Childrens National Medical Center in Washington DC where she was treated and eventually released.
The Washington County Narcotics Task Force would like to remind everyone how important it is to keep all medicines in a locked secure location out of reach of children and adults who may abuse them. When finished with un-used medicines take the medicine to your local police department and dispose of it in a Prescription Drug Drop Box. Also, if a child or anyone is suspected of overdosing immediately call an ambulance.
As a result of this incident the below listed persons were charged via Criminal Summons 11/2/16.
Jeanie Marie White 31 years old of Hagerstown Md. is charged with: Reckless Endangerment: Contribute to Condition of Child and Neglect of Minor.
Tracy Bolinger 35 years old of Hagerstown is charged with the same above listed charges.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the communities help in locating a missing runaway juvenile.
Hannah Elizabeth Powell, 15, was last seen on October 21, 2016.
Powell is 5’3″, 120 lbs with green eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with information on Powell’s location is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 240-313-2170.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office K9 Argos to get body armor
Washington County Sheriff’s Office K9 Argos will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Argos’s vest is sponsored by Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue of Blue Ridge Summit PA and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Vest donated by Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,100 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information and lists events on their website, www.vik9s.org.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a juvenile runaway.
Dustin Matthew Poole, 15, was last seen on October 25, 2016 at approximately 5:00 PM.
Poole left his Hagerstown residence after an argument with a family member.
Poole is 5’11”, 140 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray zip up hoodie and black pants.
Anyone with information on Poole’s location is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 240-313-2170.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the community’s assistant in reference to an animal cruelty investigation.
On October 21, 2016 at approximately 7:00 AM, a Deputy responded to the 13700 block of Orchard Ridge Road, Hancock, for an injured animal complaint.
The Deputy made contact with the home owner who advised that the family’s dog had been shot with a crossbow arrow. The dog, whose name is Bronx, had been let out of the house at approximately 6:30 AM to go to the bathroom. About 20 minutes later a family member found Bronx standing on the front porch with blood pouring out of his chest. The owners observed a crossbow arrow to be what struck in Bronx’s chest, near his neck. Bronx died before the family could get him to a veterinarian.
Bronx was a 3 year old German Sheppard/ Beagle mix and was a companion of the family’s teenage grandson.
There is evidence to support that Bronx had been shot while standing on the porch of the residence.
Anyone with information in reference to this case is asked to contact DFC Corey McCarthy, 240-313-2170.