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Hagerstown man charged with selling crack cocaine

May 27, 2009

Washington County Narcotics Task Force investigators targeting drug trafficking in downtown Hagerstown arrested a Hagerstown man Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly sold $100 worth of crack cocaine to a confidential informant Wednesday afternoon, according to a task force press release.

William Jack Caldwell, 26, of 411 N. Mulberry St., was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine, the task force said.

Also, a man that was seen with Caldwell prior to the drug sale was stopped by agents in the 100 block of West Franklin Street, the task force said.

The man, identified as Markis Renzell Coldwell, 21, of Manhattan, N.Y., was arrested after it was learned he was wanted on outstanding warrants from New York for felony drug charges in a school zone, the task force said.

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On Wednesday about 3 p.m., a confidential informant met Caldwell in the 100 block of West Franklin Street and arranged to purchase $100 worth of crack from Caldwell, the task force said.

Caldwell got into the informant's vehicle, and Caldwell sold the crack to the informant while they were traveling in the 100 block of West Washington Street, the task force said.

Immediately after the sale, narcotics task force agents and Hagerstown Police Department officers moved in to arrest Caldwell, the task force said.

Caldwell tried to flee on foot and agents deployed a taser, the task force said. Caldwell was immobilized and arrested, the task force said.

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