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Pa. man indicted on meth distribution charges

November 30, 1999|By DON AINES

WAYNESBORO, Pa. ? A Waynesboro man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of distributing approximately 10 ounces of methamphetamine he obtained in Hagerstown in 2005, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office.

Carlos Justin Mills, 27, of 2954 Oak Hill Road, was arraigned Thursday before Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz in Waynesboro on charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy, according to Pentz's office. He was released on $25,000 bail, a member of Pentz's staff said.

A press release issued Thursday by Attorney General Tom Corbett stated that "evidence and testimony of Mills' alleged meth trafficking was presented to a statewide grand jury, which recommended the criminal charges be filed."

The Franklin County Drug Task Force and Washington Township Police Department assisted in the investigation, Corbett said.

Corbett said the grand jury found Mills obtained the methamphetamine between January and August 2005 at an apartment in Hagerstown known as the "studio." The apartment was used for a music production company and for the distribution of the drug, Corbett said.

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The methamphetamine Mills allegedly sold had a street value of about $20,000 and was sold in quantities including $50 for half a gram, $325 for a 3 1/2-gram "eight ball" and $1,160 for half an ounce. The drugs were sold in Waynesboro, Zullinger and other parts of Franklin County, Corbett said.

Buyers would meet Mills in Hagerstown, or at his business, Veteran Car Care at 5018 Buchanan Trail East, or he would deliver the drugs to their homes, Corbett said.

Mills was brought in Thursday by an agent of the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics and Investigation and a member of Franklin County Drug Task Force, the staff member at Pentz's office said. About 1 gram of methamphetamine was seized when Mills was taken into custody, along with drug paraphernalia, Corbett said.

Corbett said Mills' case will be prosecuted in Franklin County by Deputy Attorney General Heather Adams of the Attorney General's Drug Strike Force Section.

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