Six adults, including two from Philadelphia, and several juveniles were arrested last night during a raid on an apartment building in Aberdeen.
The 7:45 p.m. raid on two apartments in the Perrywood Garden complex in the 200 block of Mayberry Drive was carried out by Harford County's joint narcotics task force made up of officers of the sheriff's office and the Aberdeen Police Department.
Forced entry was made by the sheriff's office's special response team.
The arrests followed a lengthy undercover surveillance that began when police received information that drugs were being stashed in the two apartments and then distributed.
Seized were 83 grams of cocaine having a street value of nearly $5,000, 3 grams of crack cocaine worth $300 on the street, more than $800 in cash and a Raven-brand .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun.
Deputy DeWayne Curry, spokesman for the sheriff's office, described the adults arrested as local midlevel distributors in the Aberdeen area. He said the juveniles were used as runners.
Charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute were Krista Lynn Waltemeyer, 20; Henry Albert Turner, 52; and Mikai Anthony Wise, 21, all residents of the apartment building in the 200 block of Mayberry Drive.
Also arrested were Darrell Brown, 25, of the 100 block of Hamilton Place in Aberdeen and two residents of Philadelphia identified as Diana Rochelle Harrison, 19, and John Wells, 20.
Also arrested were six juveniles, who Curry said were hired to deliver drugs throughout the Aberdeen area.
Curry said all the adults were held overnight pending a hearing today before a District Court commissioner.
He said two of the juveniles were released into the custody of their parents, while the remaining four were being detained at the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School at Cub Hill in Baltimore County, pending action by juvenile authorities.