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Drug stings result in four arrests

July 28, 2007|By JOSHUA BOWMAN

Two drug stings in Hagerstown on Thursday and Friday resulted in four arrests, according to press releases from the Hagerstown Police Department.

The first occurred early Thursday in front of Walnut Towers. A narcotics informant went to the apartment complex at 12:35 a.m. to buy $50 worth of crack cocaine from Christopher Noland, 44, of 12 S. Walnut St. Apt. 707, police said.

After the informant asked for the drugs, Noland allegedly called Albert York, 49, of 723 Broad St. in Chambersburg, Pa., and Patricia Knode, 41, of no fixed address, to deliver the drugs, police said.

All three were arrested after the drugs were delivered, police said.

Noland, York and Knode each were charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and possession of paraphernalia, police said.

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The second sting occurred Friday night on North Locust Street in Hagerstown. A confidential informant went to the first block of North Locust Street to buy crack cocaine from Terry Dewayne Johnson, 32, of 510 Lynnehaven Drive, Apt. C, in Hagerstown, police said.

Johnson allegedly rode with the informant to the 300 block of Henry Avenue, where he sold the informant $50 worth of crack cocaine, police said.

When police tried to take Johnson out of the informant's car, Johnson attempted to swallow a plastic bag containing about 60 pieces of crack cocaine, police said.

Johnson was charged with distribution of crack cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of paraphernalia, police said.

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