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Six people arrested on drug trafficking charges

Police allege crack cocaine sold near school

December 05. 2013 12:21PM

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HANOVER TWP. — Two people were arrested after authorities allege they sold crack cocaine near a school and four others were picked up on heroin trafficking charges.

Egerton “Repo” Wood, 37, of Boland Avenue, Hanover Township, and Geovanni Henry Johnson, 32, of Horton Street, Wilkes-Barre, were arrested earlier this week on charges they sold crack cocaine within 1000 feet of the Hanover Area Memorial School on West Saint Marys Road.

Authorities allege they seized crack cocaine, marijuana, a scale and cash during the arrest and execution of a search warrant.

Wood and Johnson were charged with various drug related offenses and were jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $40,000 bail each.

On Wednesday, authorities served a search warrant in the 1400 block of Marion Terrace Apartments in Hanover Township arresting Rahmel Lambert, 25, of Mark Drive, Hanover Township, Kareema Hickson, 22, of Mark Drive, David Earl Teal, 24, address unknown, and Jennifer Leiszner, 31, address unknown.

Authorities said they recovered 155 heroin packes, ecstasy, marijuana, more than $800, six cell phones and packaging materials from the Marion Terrace apartment.

Lambert, Hickson, Teal and Leiszner were charged with various drug offenses and jailed at the county correctional facility for lack of $75,000 bail each.

Drug agents with the Luzerne County Drug Task Force directed the investigation along with Hanover Township police.

In an unrelated case, Lambert was free on $20,000 bail on charges he resisted arrest and attempted to swallow heroin packets when he was stopped by Plymouth police for traffic violations on West Main Street, Plymouth, on Nov. 22.

Plymouth police allege Lambert was driving a 2005 Mercedes Benz and swerving before he stopped in the Turkey Hill parking lot.

Wilkes-Barre police seized the Mercedes that may have been used in the deadly shooting of Michael Onley, 34, of Wilkes-Barre, in the patio area of Outsiders Bar and Restaurant on South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, on Oct. 13.

No charges have been filed related to the deadly shooting.

First Posted 9:08 a.m.

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