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Five city residents convicted in crack sting

November 01, 2000

Five city residents convicted in crack sting



Five people were convicted for cocaine distribution as a result of two investigations involving federal and local narcotic agents, according to Lynne A. Battaglia, United States Attorney for the District of Maryland.

Battaglia said in a press release the convictions resulted from a five month investigation by DEA Washington County Field Division Mobile Enforcement Team and Washington County Task Force and Hagerstown DEA Task Force.

Lillian Perrain, 34, of Hagerstown was sentenced Oct. 27 to five years, eight months without parole for conspiracy to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and crack. Battaglia said Perrain stored large quantities of the drugs in her home.

Eddie Lee Thomas, 40 of Hagerstown, was sentenced Nov. 1 to 11 years and three months without parole for conspiracy to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and crack. Thomas sold crack to undercover officers during the investigation, Battaglia said.

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James Henry King, 23, of Hagerstown was sentenced Sept. 8 to 10 years without parole for conspiracy to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and crack.

Battaglia said King sold drugs to undercover officers and one of the sales took place at his residence while he was on home-monitoring for a state charge, Battaglia said.

Frank Hickman, 30 and Theron Hickman, both of Hagerstown were also convicted of distribution charges and have not been sentenced. Frank Hickman will be sentenced today and Theron Hickman is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 6.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United State Attorney Angela White.

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