Drug suspects rounded up

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Four Greencastle area residents were among those arrested during a sweep by the Franklin County Drug Task Force last week.

Sixteen people were rounded up Thursday after Franklin County authorities fanned out to serve 35 arrest warrants for suspects charged following a yearlong investigation by the county drug task force, Pennsylvania State Police and various local authorities including Greencastle Borough Police. The undercover operation utilized $5,800 for members of the state police and the task force over the last year to purchase various amounts of controlled substances throughout Franklin County. Authorities said that the purchases included cocaine, marijuana, heroin, percocet, saboxin and ecstacy.

Charged with Greencastle addresses were: Tyson Scott Brown, 19, 13825 Grant Shook Road; Michael Alan Conant, 18, 352 W. Baltimore St.; Angel Kline, 26, 30 W. Baltimore St.; Shane Douglas Vulgamott, 23, 3357 Barr Road.

Authorities said the investigation targeted street-level activities. Locations for the sales included gas stations, convenience stores and other small businesses. Locations and times were arranged by cell phones in many cases.

The investigation also included a suspect who sold packets of heroin sewn inside clothing with instructions for the informant to take the drugs to the Franklin County Jail. Another arrest was made for prostitution at Friendly Evergreen Spa, 1404 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg.

Arraignments were held by several magisterial district judges Thursday, including Duane Cunningham, Kelly Rock, Todd William, Larry Pentz and Gary Carter.