Greencastle arrests part of county drug sweep

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Two Greencastle men were included in a roundup of 10 people arrested on drug charges Oct. 9. Ricky Glenn Armentrout, 52, 9550 S. Rabbit Road, was charged with two counts of unlawful delivery of marijuana, and two counts of criminal use of communications facility. Joshua Lance Ingream, 28, 239 E. Baltimore St., was charged with two counts of unlawful delivery of heroin, and two counts of criminal use of communications facility.

At approximately 6 a.m. Thursday, officers from several area law enforcement agencies, including involvement by Greencastle police, began serving arrest warrants at various locations throughout Franklin County. The arrests were the result of the collaborative investigative efforts of the Chambersburg Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, and the Franklin County District Attorney's Office, all of whom comprise the Franklin County Drug Task Force.  

The investigations that resulted in these arrests focused primarily on street and mid-level heroin and prescription medication trafficking and began late last year. The investigation consisted of a series of controlled purchases made by undercover officers and confidential informants, as well as physical and electronic surveillance.

 The majority of controlled purchases took place in Chambersburg, Fayetteville, Greencastle and surrounding municipalities. Additional arrests are anticipated.

 Also, at approximately 7 a.m. that day, a search warrant was executed at 7115 Brownsville Road in Greene Township. The search warrant was the result of an investigation into the distribution of heroin occurring at the residence. During the search, officers recovered approximately $3,750 worth of heroin, $350 worth of crack cocaine, and three firearms, each of which had been reported stolen.  

Rocky Lamar Lindsey, 42, Brooklyn, New York, was charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance as a result of this incident. Charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance are also pending against three other people.

 At approximately 2:30 p.m. another search warrant was executed at 938 Byers Ave., in the Borough of Chambersburg. This warrant was the result of an investigation into heroin distribution from the residence.  Officers recovered approximately $1,000 worth of crack cocaine and $1,600 worth of heroin. Charges are pending against one person.

Agencies participating in the arrests include the Shippensburg Borough Police Department, the Mercersburg Borough Police Department, the Chambersburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, the Franklin County District Attorney's Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.     

 Anyone with information pertaining to suspected drug activity occurring in Franklin County can contact the Franklin County Drug Task Force at 1-800-344-3127.  All information provided is kept confidential and callers may remain anonymous if they wish.  Tips may also be submitted via email at tips@drugtaskforce.org.