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Seven charged in drug sting

January 20, 2000|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Borough police Thursday rounded up seven people on drug-trafficking charges after a nine-month investigation, according to Police Chief Michael T. DeFrank.

Two of those charged had previously been charged with attempted murder in a drug-related shooting in 1998, according to police records. Three were already in Franklin County Prison on other charges, DeFrank said.

He said nine people were being sought in connection with 13 drug charges, 10 of which occurred in the borough's Third Ward.

"The Third Ward is the ward the police department has been concentrating on in recent years," DeFrank said.

Among those charged were Jimmy L. Aaron, 18, a prison inmate, and Travis Thomas, 19, of 8 Redwood St. Both had been charged this month with attempted homicide in connection with the Nov. 17, 1998, shooting of Anthony L. Nimley, 26, of Shippensburg, Pa.

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DeFrank said Aaron was charged with criminal attempt to deliver cocaine and Thomas was charged with delivery of cocaine. The affidavit of probable cause for Thomas alleges he is suspected of having sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant for $40 on Aug. 29 at the intersection of West Catherine and Cedar streets.

Lloyd Lee Brown, 46, a county inmate, was charged with three counts of delivery. Johnny C. Thomas, 25, another inmate, was charged with one count of delivery, according to DeFrank.

Charged with one count of delivery were Annie L. Jackson, 42, of 402 S. Main St.; Thomas H. Brooks, 34, of 522 S. Main St.; and Montego Thomas, 20, of 8 Redwood St.

DeFrank said he did not know whether Travis, Johnny and Montego Thomas were related.

He said the investigation involved drug purchases made by confidential informants and undercover police officers.

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