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Two men facing multiple drug charges

January 13, 2003

Two Hagerstown men faced multiple drug-related charges following an undercover operation Monday outside the Venice Inn on Dual Highway, according to the Washington County Narcotics Task Force.

Police delayed releasing information about the crimes until Friday due to an ongoing investigation.

Task force members used a confidential informant to purchase crack cocaine and suspected Ecstacy on Monday evening in the hotel parking lot - a site chosen at random for what was termed "safety reasons," police said.

John William Harris was charged with distribution of crack cocaine, distribution of Ecstasy, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute Ecstasy, possession of cocaine and Ecstasy, conspiracy to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to distribute Ecstasy, police said.

Harris, 20, of 120 Manor Dr., Apt. 204, was being held on bonds totaling $165,000 late Friday at the Washington County Detention Center, police said.

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Shaundu Kendelle Carter was charged with distribution of cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, distribution of Ecstasy and conspiracy to distribute Ecstasy, police said.

Carter was also charged with two counts of maintaining a common nuisance for distribution of cocaine and Ecstasy for his role in driving Harris to this drug deal and others, police said.

Carter, 22, of 67 Manor Dr., Apt. 202, was being held on bonds totaling $155,000 late Friday at the Washington County Detention Center, police said.

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