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July 23, 1996 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The son of 76ers legend Julius Erving was found guilty yesterday of one count of possessing crack cocaine, a misdemeanor, after an undercover narcotics officer saw him buy $5 worth of the drug from a dealer in North Philadelphia. Cheo Erving, 23, agreed to stipulate to the prosecutor's facts, was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to report regularly to the Philadelphia probation department. Municipal Court Judge J. Earl Simmons found Erving guilty after Assistant District Attorney Steven Collier summarized the evidence: Undercover narcotics officers were monitoring the 2900 block of Hancock Street about 9:30 a.m. July 1 when Lt. John Gallo saw Erving drive up in his black Mercedes-Benz and buy the drug from a street dealer.
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March 9, 1994 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two former Philadelphia officers routinely stopped young black men in West Philadelphia when they were members of the Police Department, stole their victims' cash, planted crack cocaine on them and made false arrests, seven witnesses testified yesterday in Municipal Court. The former officers, Derrick Mayes, 30, and Kevin Daniels, 31, who have been dismissed from the department, were ordered yesterday to stand trial on charges that include robbery, theft, false arrest, making false police reports, drug possession and conspiracy.
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August 6, 2008 | By George Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Twelve people, including several mid-level drug dealers and their suspected supplier, have been arrested in a narcotics crackdown by the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The arrests, which took place last week and were announced yesterday, "caused a serious disruption in the flow of powder and crack cocaine" into the county, according to a statement released by county Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi. Four of those arrested have alleged ties to the Bloods street gang, according to authorities, who said nearly $200,000 in drugs and assets, including a Mercedes-Benz sedan and an SUV, were seized.
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June 20, 2000 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Vowing to continue the war against open-air drug sales in the Bloomsdale and Venice-Ashby areas, Bucks County District Attorney Diane E. Gibbons yesterday announced arrest warrants for 22 individuals, one just 14, who she said had been videotaped selling crack cocaine to undercover officers. Early yesterday, police fanned out with warrants charging the 22 people with a total of 37 sales between Feb. 22 and May 24. Police Capt. Joseph Fehn said drug sales occur "any hour of the day or night" in the targeted neighborhoods and joined Gibbons in pledging continued efforts against the dealers.
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October 18, 2000 | By Kelly Wolfe, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Police filed animal-cruelty charges yesterday against a 49-year-old West Chester man accused of leaving more than a dozen animals alone to starve. William Molina has been charged with 13 counts of cruelty to animals and five counts of animal fighting, which is a felony in Pennsylvania. He also faces a string of drug charges, including possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, and use and possession of drug paraphernalia. While searching his home for fighting gear, police found nearly 200 small packets of crack cocaine.
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February 8, 2006 | By Oliver Prichard INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Terrell Pough might not have been as good as his People magazine profile. Before the 18-year-old high school student and restaurant manager was gunned down outside his Germantown apartment in November, the magazine had praised him as a shining example of single fathers working hard to raise their children. But at yesterday's preliminary hearing for the two men accused in his death, prosecutors revealed an entirely different image of Pough: a drug dealer killed after failing to pay for 4.5 ounces of crack cocaine.
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December 22, 2000 | By Marc Levy, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
One man will go to trial and a second woman pleaded guilty in the 1999 robbery and slaying of a Maple Shade man after a night of smoking crack cocaine. Delton K. Anderson, 28, told Superior Court Judge John A. Almeida and Burlington County prosecutors yesterday that he would not accept a state plea offer of 25 years in prison. Anderson has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, robbery and cocaine distribution in the Aug. 12, 1999, death of Lee Newman, 42, a co-owner of A Better Connection, a sporting and entertainment ticketing agency.
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September 8, 1999 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police arrested 10 people yesterday accused of dealing crack-cocaine in the fourth drug sweep in a year in the township's Bloomsdale-Venice-Ashby section. Armed with 17 arrest warrants, about three dozen officers rounded up eight men, a 17-year-old boy and one woman and charged them with possession and distribution of the drug in one of Bristol's most drug-infested neighborhoods. Seven others were still being sought late yesterday. "Hershey is famous for its chocolates, Reading is famous for its pretzels, and Bloomsdale-Venice-Ashby is known for its crack-cocaine sales," said Bucks County District Attorney Alan Rubenstein, who announced the arrests at a morning news conference.
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July 25, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Radnor Township police have arrested a McDonald's employee who they say sold crack cocaine from the restaurant's parking lot in Wayne. Allen Trammell, 29, of Philadelphia, worked at the McDonald's restaurant on Lancaster Avenue and sold packets of the drug while at work, police said Wednesday. After receiving a tip from a confidential informant, undercover officers purchased packets of crack cocaine from Trammell on four dates in June and July, police said. Police said there was no evidence that Trammell, who was arrested Tuesday, sold drugs inside the restaurant, but the investigation will continue.
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July 25, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
ONE McDONALD'S employee took a company slogan, "You deserve a break today," to a whole new level by dealing crack cocaine in the restaurant's parking lot while he was working, Radnor Township police said yesterday. Allen Trammell, 29, a cook at the McDonald's on Lancaster Avenue near Gallagher in the Wayne section of Radnor Township, allegedly sold crack cocaine to an undercover officer in the fast-food joint's parking lot four times since June, Radnor police Lt. Andrew Block said.
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