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Friday, May 27, 2005

15 arrested in Carlisle raid

The Patriot-News

CARLISLE, PA - Officers found a little more than they were expecting during a borough-wide drug raid that netted 15 of the 20 suspects targeted.

A pistol was found in one home, and a cache of electronic equipment and DVDs was found in another, Mayor Kirk Wilson said.

The early-morning sweep stemmed from a six-month investigation and involved borough police and officers from the FBI, state police and Cumberland County.

It was aimed at small-time street-level dealers accused of peddling mostly marijuana and crack cocaine, Wilson said.

Six of those sought had prior drug convictions, he said. Two turned themselves in when they learned police were looking for them, and two were already in county prison.

Residents and neighbors tipped police to the activities of many of the suspects, the mayor said.

Small amounts of illegal narcotics were seized during the raids, he said.

Officials hope information gained from yesterday's sweep will help in other drug-related investigations.


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