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Rookie K-9 helps Pa. police find man after traffic stop

April 12, 2006|by DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg Police Department K-9 on its first day on the job helped take one of two men suspected of drug-trafficking into custody Saturday night, according to borough police.

Ryan M. Jones, 24, of 2742 White Church Road, and Branden Lee Bibbs, 22, of 3506 Interchange Drive, were both charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of firearms by a felony, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, criminal conspiracy to deliver cocaine and possession of marijuana, police said. Bibbs also was charged with fleeing the scene of an accident, fleeing and eluding police and escape, police said.

Members of the police Crime Impact Team observed suspicious activity on the 600 block of Lincoln Way East near Hardee's at 10:22 p.m. Saturday, police said. Police allege Jones got into a vehicle and was caught attempting to hide suspected cocaine.

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After he was taken into custody, police said cocaine was found in the vehicle and on Jones, along with $505.

Bibbs was waiting for Jones in another vehicle and fled when Jones was taken into custody, police said. The vehicle Bibbs was driving crashed into fences and two yards on Prince Street near Montgomery Alley and Bibbs ran off, police said.

"Rocky," a K-9 which had just completed training, found Bibbs hiding in the area, police said. A search of the vehicle Bibbs was driving turned up more cocaine and $908 in cash.

Police said a room at a local motel was also searched with police seizing $6,980, a .45-caliber handgun, drug paraphernalia and marijuana, police said. The serial number on the handgun had been removed, police said.

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