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by PEPPER BALLARD | January 19, 2007
Hagerstown Police Department's Street Crimes Unit used narcotics informants to make 26 buys from alleged drug dealers in September, leading to the indictments of 13 people on felony drug charges, according to a news release from Sgt. Jim Robison, unit supervisor. Three of the 13 indictments handed up by a Washington County grand jury have not been served, the release states. According to the release, the following people have been served with their charges: · Antonio Cortez Darden, 29, of 277 S. Potomac St., Apt. 2, is charged with three counts each of distribution of crack cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and three counts of possession of crack cocaine.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | January 18, 2007
Hagerstown Police Department's Street Crimes Unit used narcotics informants to make 26 buys from alleged drug dealers in September, leading to the indictments of 13 people on felony drug charges, according to a news release from Sgt. Jim Robison, unit supervisor. Three of the 13 indictments handed up by a Washington County grand jury have not been served, the release states. According to the release, the following 10 people have been served with their charges: · Antonio Cortez Darden, 29, of 277 S. Potomac St., Apt. 2, was charged with three counts each of distribution of crack cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and three counts of possession of crack cocaine.
NEWS
June 3, 2007
The Hagerstown Police Department arrested five people Friday night during undercover drug operations on the city's north and west ends, according to a press release. · Wallace Brooks, 39, of Hagerstown, was charged with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, distribution of crack cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police reported they also found marijuana on Brooks after his arrest. · Ronald Tolen, 33, of 232 Hawbaker Ave. in Waynesboro, Pa., was charged with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, distribution of crack cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
NEWS
May 1, 2004
Police made five arrests stemming from drug raids conducted Thursday at three Hagerstown residences, the Washington County Narcotics Task Force said. Police said they found crack cocaine and marijuana at 11106 Jade Court and 412 Reynolds Ave. Those arrested include: Phillip Nathaniel Taylor, 20, charged with two counts of distribution of crack cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and two counts of possession of crack cocaine. Ashlee Danielle Watkins, 21, charged with maintaining a common nuisance, manufacturing controlled dangerous substances, possession of a controlled firearm and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
NEWS
March 8, 2002
Two Hagerstown residents were arrested Thursday on drug charges crack-cocaine was sold to a police informant Wednesday, Hagerstown Police said. Sharounda Shawlette Ford, 19, of 64 W. Franklin St., and Edwin Santiago, 19, of 230 Summit Ave., both face multiple drug charges including distribution of crack-cocaine and possession of crack-cocaine, police said. Ford and Santiago were being held Thursday night at the Washington County Detention Center on $80,000 bond each.
NEWS
April 17, 2008
A Hagerstown man who used the street name "Hitler" was arrested Tuesday after an investigation by the Washington County Narcotics Task Force, Sgt. Fred Wolford said in a press release. Steven Douglas Dixon Whittaker, 41, of 329 S. Cannon Ave., was charged with distributing crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest, Wolford said. Dixon distributed crack cocaine to a confidential narcotics informant in the 900 block of Maryland Avenue on Tuesday at 10:19 p.m., Wolford said.
NEWS
November 21, 1996
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer Nine people were arrested on drug-related charges Thursday after police found a substantial amount of crack cocaine and heroin in a room at the Wellesley Inn in Hagerstown, according to agents of the Washington County Narcotics Task Force. Police were called to the Dual Highway motel at about 1:45 p.m. to investigate a complaint of suspicious activity in one of the rooms, police said. Police set up surveillance of the room and observed its occupants go across the street to a restaurant.
NEWS
June 17, 2007
A 79-year-old Hagerstown woman was charged on Saturday with selling drugs inside her North Jonathan Street home, according to a Hagerstown Police Department press release. Thelma Regina Walters, of 321B N. Jonathan St., was charged with distribution of crack cocaine and two counts each of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the release. Police were told about possible drug dealing in Walters' home.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | July 28, 2007
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.
NEWS
By PEPPER BALLARD | October 22, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com About $4,000 worth of crack cocaine and cocaine powder was recovered Thursday following a Washington County Narcotics Task Force investigation that started with the arrest of a man who allegedly sold crack cocaine and ended with the chase of two people he named for helping him, according to a task force written release. A confidential narcotics informant allegedly bought crack cocaine on Thursday in the 900 block of South Potomac Street from Curtis Barber, the release states.
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