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ROCKVILLE – An 18-year-old from Silver Spring was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in relation to a marijuana deal that resulted in the deaths of two men found inside a crashed car in White Oak, the police said Feb 1.
Dontaye Jamahl Hunt, 18, of Silver Spring, and Noah Foster Barnett, 18, also of Silver Spring, were taken into custody by Montgomery County Police on Jan. 30 and Jan. 31, respectively. Their arrests were announced Friday afternoon.
Hunt is being held on no-bond status in the case. Foster was charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
Police were contacted on Jan. 28, at 8:37 p.m. about a collision that occurred in the 11600 block of Stewart Lane. Responding officers found two adult males, identified as Jordan Alexander Radway, 23, of Laurel, and Christian Deon Roberts, 24, of Silver Spring, inside a crashed car, which had suffered damage from striking several parked cars on Stewarts Lane.
Officers found Radway and Roberts had suffered gunshot wounds and were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsies.
On Jan. 29, medical examiners ruled that both Radway and Roberts died of multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of their deaths to be homicide, according to the report.
Reports confirm that Barnett had contacted Radway on Jan. 28 to arrange a marijuana deal between Radway and Hunt. The arrangement was set to take place in the 11500 Block of Stewart Lane in White Oak.
Around 8:27 p.m., police say Hunt met with Radway and Roberts. Witnesses described hearing gunshots minutes later and seeing a vehicle speeding from the scene. The 911 call was made shortly after.
Detectives obtained a warrant for Hunt on Jan. 30, charging him with two counts of first-degree murder, and arrested him later that day, reports confirm. Detectives arrested Barnett on Jan. 31.
This case is still an ongoing investigation.