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Man arrested in connection with drug ring released from jail

July 24, 2009|By KATE S. ALEXANDER

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A Baltimore man arrested in connection with a Waynesboro drug ring was released Friday from Franklin County Jail, officials said.

Robert Gaines, 28, of Baltimore, was released Friday about 2 p.m. on $25,000 bond, according to jail officials.

Gaines had been held on charges of criminal conspiracy, criminal use of a communication facility and two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, in connection with allegedly operating a drug ring in Waynesboro.

Police arrested Gaines on July 22 along with Ronald Corbin, 46, of Waynesboro, and Raynard Horne, 18, of Baltimore.

The men used multiple apartments at 2 E. Main St. and a home at 13 W. North St. to store and sell both heroin and crack cocaine, police said.

Corbin, aka "Big Ron," managed the downtown apartment building.

Police allege Gaines, aka "Sport," and Horne, aka "Lil Cuz" or "Little Cuz," traveled to Baltimore to buy the drugs distributed in Waynesboro, according to the Franklin County Drug Task Force.

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During the investigation, officers made multiple drug purchases at both borough addresses, police said.

On July 22 at 11:30 a.m., officers from the Waynesboro Police Department, Washington Township Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police and the Franklin County District Attorney's office arrested Corbin and Horne at 2 E. Main St.

During the arrest, officers found about $2,800 of crack cocaine, $900 of heroin and a handgun, police said.

Police arrested Gaines on the second floor of 13 W. North St.

The men were arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz and sent to Franklin County Jail in lieu of bail, which was set at $10,000 for Corbin and $25,000 each for Gaines and Horne.

Corbin and Horne had not posted bond as of Friday at 4 p.m.

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