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KINGSTON - Drug agents with the Luzerne County Drug Task Force and police in Kingston and Wilkes-Barre arrested two women on charges they sold heroin.


Tiara McDuffie, 22, of Building 324 Sherman Hills apartment complex, Wilkes-Barre, and Shantique Goodson, 27, of 7 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, were arrested Wednesday after they allegedly sold heroin in the area of Schuyler Avenue and West Market Street.


Authorities set up to buy 99 heroin packets from McDuffie and Goodson, according to a news release.


The heroin packets were stamped “Aftershock.”


A loaded .40-caliber handgun was found inside a car the two women occupied, the news release says.


After the two women were transported to the Kingston Police Department, authorities allege they found a plastic bag of cocaine in the rear seat of the cruiser that Goodson was placed. She allegedly admitted she attempted to discard the cocaine in the seat.


Goodson was charged with delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, criminal conspiracy, criminal use of communication facility, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


McDuffie was charged with delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy, criminal use of communication facility and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Goodson and McDuffie were arraigned Thursday morning by District Judge Martin Kane in Wilkes-Barre and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $50,000 bail each.


Authorities said more charges may be filed.


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