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10 charged with drug trafficking, firearm offenses

Most of people indicted by federal grand jury Tuesday were arrested last week.

May 22. 2013 12:39AM
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SCRANTON — Ten people were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on cocaine trafficking and firearm charges.

Federal agents and state police with assistance from Wilkes-Barre police arrested most of the people last week based on a complaint that was filed in U.S. District Court.

Evidence was presented before a federal grand jury that returned an indictment that was unsealed on Tuesday, charging Teresa Bradigan, 30, of Pittston; Alejandro Delrosario, of Wilkes-Barre; Christopher Gayton, also known as Hov, of Long Island, N.Y.; Zackarae Lowe, also known as SP, 31, of Scranton; Justin Murphy, also known as Bracks; Richard Murphy, also known as Mega, Rich and Christian; Damon Murray, 34, of New York City, N.Y., Michael Murray, also known as Danger; William Patterson, also known as Pretty, and Ashlee Taylor.

The indictment alleges from May 2012 through May 14, the 10 people charged were involved in the distribution of more than 100 grams of heroin, more than 500 grams of cocaine, more than 28 grams of crack cocaine and the peddling of methamphetamine and marijuana in Wilkes-Barre and other areas in Luzerne County.

Gayton, Michael Murray, Lowe and Patterson engaged in the use of firearms while conducting drug sales, according to the indictment.

Gayton allegedly had a Cobra .22-caliber Derringer pistol and a Springfield Model XD 9-mm pistol; Lowe possessed a Smith & Wesson Model 639 pistol, a Bursa .380-caliber pistol and a Smith & Wesson Model 6906 9-mm pistol; and Lowe had an SCCY 9-mm pistol and a Sigsauer 9-mm pistol, according to the indictment.

Details of Murray’s gun charges were not specified.

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