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Two men charged with selling heroin at park in Middletown

Posted 7/11/18

Two men have been charged with selling heroin in Middletown, following a controlled buy that was set up by borough police through a confidential informant on June 29.

Nafis Tyele Cobb, 26, of the …

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Two men charged with selling heroin at park in Middletown

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Two men have been charged with selling heroin in Middletown, following a controlled buy that was set up by borough police through a confidential informant on June 29.

Nafis Tyele Cobb, 26, of the 100 block of South 2nd Street in Steelton, allegedly sold the informant 1.5 grams of heroin for $140 during a buy that took place in Colston Park in the 400 block of South Wood Street at 7:10 p.m. June 29, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

The buy was allegedly set up by Dennis Michael Basonic Jr., 26, of the 100 block of South 5th Street in Lemoyne, according to police.

Cobb just before selling the heroin allegedly said, “We didn’t come all this way for nothing …. I sell dope. Here’s 1.5 grams. There is no Fentanyl in it,” according to the arrest papers.

Cobb and Basonic were taken into custody at the scene by borough police who were assisted by police from Lower Swatara Township and Penn State Harrisburg.

Cobb and Basonic both were arraigned June 30 before District Judge Michael Smith.

Both men are charged with two counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance; and one count each of criminal conspiracy to engage in manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, criminal use of a communications facility, and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

They were both listed as being in Dauphin County Prison as of Tuesday.

Basonic is being held on $100,000 bail. Cobb’s bail was reduced by Judy on July 9 from $100,000 to $50,000.

Both men are scheduled for a preliminary hearing before Judy on Aug. 6.