Police log 8/24

August 24, 2002

Five Frederick residents arrested in reverse sting

FREDERICK, Md. - Five Frederick residents were charged with purchasing fake crack cocaine early Saturday after a late-night drug sting in the 100 block of South Market Street, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Members of the police department's Drug Enforcement Unit and Directed Patrol Unit conducted the reverse sting between 11 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Saturday, police said.

During the sting, an undercover police officer attempted to sell fake crack cocaine to drug buyers in the area.

The following people were charged with purchasing non-controlled dangerous substances, police said:

  • Ronald Tyrone Butler, 42, of the 100 block of South Market Street.

  • Richard Allen Wolfe, 32, of the 200 block of North Market Street.

  • Donna Renee Coad, 41, of the first block of South Market Street.

  • Richard Wayne Thorton, 37, of the 100 block of West 4th Street.

  • Thomas Scott Thorpe, 27, of the 100 block of Deerfield Place.

Knoxville, Md., man faces drug charges

A Knoxville, Md., man faced drug charges Saturday after allegedly selling crack cocaine to an undercover police officer at a Hagerstown convenience store, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.


Members of the city police department's Street Crimes Unit and uniform patrol divisions and deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Department conducted a buy-bust operation at Sheetz on South Potomac Street about 8 p.m. Friday, police said.

Tracy Lamont Frost of 8790 Treasure Ave. was charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Frost was being held on $45,000 bond Saturday at the Washington County Detention Center.

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