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Middletown man one of 25 people arrested in Harrisburg area drug sweep

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Posted 6/14/17

A Middletown man is among 25 people who were arrested in a sweep of alleged drug dealers in Harrisburg and the surrounding area on Tuesday, June 6.

Kevin C. Ellison, 39, of the 300 block of North …

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Middletown man one of 25 people arrested in Harrisburg area drug sweep

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A Middletown man is among 25 people who were arrested in a sweep of alleged drug dealers in Harrisburg and the surrounding area on Tuesday, June 6.

Kevin C. Ellison, 39, of the 300 block of North Union Street, was arraigned before District Judge Barbara W. Pianka on June 6 and charged with three felony counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; and three felony counts of criminal use of a communication facility, according to online court documents.

Ellison is being held in Dauphin County Prison on $50,000 bail. His preliminary hearing before Pianka is set for July 26.

Ellison and the others arrested were charged with delivery of heroin and crack cocaine, among other drug-related offenses, according to a release from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office, which led the sweep.

The arrests followed a seven-month investigation during which members of the AG’s Mobile Street Crimes Unit made controlled buys of illegal drugs from dealers. Agents seized heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, prescription pills, ecstasy and other drugs, in addition to 17 firearms and more than $18,000 in cash.

Middletown police were among a long list of police agencies from throughout the area who were also part of the investigation, the AG’s office said.

Other than Ellison, the rest of those arrested included two from Steelton, one from Marysville, and 21 from Harrisburg.

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