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Man charged with possession of crack cocaine

March 15, 2006|by PEPPER BALLARD

A 25-year-old man faces drug charges after he allegedly sold crack cocaine to a police informant in a Hagerstown bar Saturday, according to a written release from Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Jim Robison.

Leroy Swan, of no fixed address, is charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, said Robison, supervisor of the department's Street Crimes Unit.

At 7:13 p.m. Saturday, the Street Crimes Unit conducted a drug investigation inside of Meda's Tavern in the first block of East Franklin Street in response to "numerous complaints of ongoing drug activity both inside and outside of the bar," Robison wrote.

A confidential narcotics informant went into the bar and allegedly talked with Swan about buying $40 worth of crack, Robison wrote. Swan allegedly "gave the informant two pieces of crack cocaine while inside the bar."

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After Swan was arrested and taken to police headquarters, officers allegedly found a baggy containing marijuana and seven additional pieces of crack cocaine, Robison wrote.

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