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Suspicious vehicle leads Middletown police to drug bust, two arrested

Posted 8/21/19

A report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Caravan Court near Frey Avenue shortly after midnight Aug. 14 led to Middletown police arresting two men on drug charges.

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Suspicious vehicle leads Middletown police to drug bust, two arrested

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A report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Caravan Court near Frey Avenue shortly after midnight Aug. 14 led to Middletown police arresting two men on drug charges.

A man inside the vehicle, a silver 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe with Pennsylvania plates, told police he was waiting for a friend known as “Black” who was in a mobile home in the first block of Vagabond Road, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police could detect a “strong odor” of marijuana from outside the residence. Inside, police made contact with three men — John Andrew Biddle, 54, of the same address; “Aaron Burnett,” later discovered to be Terrance Eugene Williams, 27, of the 2400 block of Derry Street in Harrisburg; and a third man whom police said had an outstanding warrant out of the Dauphin County Sheriff’s Office.

After Biddle gave police permission to search the residence, police said they found a brown paper bag containing “hundreds” of small marked and unmarked clear baggies used for delivering narcotics; several pieces of drug paraphernalia for methamphetamine, marijuana, crack cocaine and LSD; a clear baggie containing crystal methamphetamine; scales; and wax, according to the arrest papers.

Biddle was arraigned before District Judge Kenneth A. Lenker on Aug. 14 and charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.

Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured and a preliminary hearing before Judy scheduled for Aug. 26.

Williams was arraigned before Lenker Aug. 14 and charged with false identification to law enforcement. He pleaded guilty to the charge on Aug. 19 but his sentence was not reported in online court documents.

No new charges were reported against the third man, whom police took to Dauphin County Prison on the outstanding warrant.

Middletown police were assisted by police from Lower Swatara Township, Royalton, and Penn State Harrisburg.