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POSTED: May 15, 2009 9:13 a.m.
March 30
According to the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Unit Commander Al Cato, agents were called by Bradwell Institute’s school resource officer to investigate a suspected drug transaction that was reported to have occurred in the school’s lunch room.
The SRO said he thought he witnessed a possible drug transaction where adult student Edward Johnson sold a pill to a minor student. The agents report the juvenile had swallowed the pill before they could take it away from him. Johnson was reportedly found in the possession of other pills, including Percocet. He was arrested and charged with the possession and distribution of schedule II drugs and violating the school’s drug-free school policy.

April 26
After a long investigation, MACE agents converged to 316 Memorial Drive at the Mo’ Better car wash off Memorial Drive inside the Frasier Enterprises property.
According to Cato, his undercover agents were able to buy of marijuana at the car wash. Maurice Harden, owner of the car wash, was charged with three counts of sales of marijuana and two counts of sales within 1,000 feet of a school, public housing and a public park. He reportedly sold 24.4 grams of marijuana to undercover agents.
On one occasion, he sold the suspected drug from his trailer in Allenhurst. Agents got a search warrant and found a firearm, tools of the crime and pre-packaged marijuana.
Cato said Harden was arrested in 2003 for selling drugs from another car wash he once owned in a different location.

April 29

Cato said the March 30 arrest at Bradwell Institute led to an investigation whereupon the name Timothy Alexander kept coming up. The school SRO called agents back to the school April 29 when Alexander was allegedly found in possession of pills classified as dangerous drugs. The pills were reported to be Zoloft. A minor student was also involved in the incident.

May 1

Working on an anonymous tip, agents went to a house on Demere Street to investigate suspected narcotic activity. Agents found pre-packaged suspected marijuana and digital scales.
Brothers Andrew and Justin Ward were arrested.  Andrew Ward was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and tools of the crime. Justin Ward was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The agents also confiscated some cash.

May 5
At the Ombudsmen School off Gen. Screven Way, agents arrested Zachariah Stovall, 17, for obstruction and mimicking police officers.
According to Cato, agents were called to assist with Stovall because he was misbehaving in class. The agents said Stovall failed to listen to their instructions and would not take his hands out of his pockets after repeated requests.
Cato said the young man cursed at the officers so he was booked for disorderly conduct, misdemeanor obstruction and resisting arrest. A K-9 drug sniffing dog alerted officers to a suspicious jacket but no drugs were found.

 

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