Agents seize drugs, $3,500

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By Jenny Hartley

County drug agents seized drugs and about $3,500 after conducting surveillance on Darlene Boulevard on Feb. 4.

According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, county drug and State Law Enforcement Division agents were watching 1013 Darlene Blvd. because drug activity was suspected there. Drug agents had made undercover drug buys at the home, and had warrants for a resident of the home, the report said.

Drico Antwan Curry, 29, was arrested and charged based on those drug sales.

Officers saw Curry leave the home in a burgundy Nissan Maxima. The report said Curry went to a home on Ross Road, where a man came out of the house and got into the car with Curry.

Other agents still watching the Darlene Boulevard home saw a green Toyota Camry pull up. When Curry returned to the Darlene Boulevard home, a passenger in the Camry got out, talked with Curry in the yard, and then went into the house with Curry, the report said.

Officers followed the Camry when it left the home and tried to stop it on Airport Road. The officer turned on his blue lights to pull over the car.

The car pulled into the Family Dollar parking lot and stopped briefly, the report said. The car then sped off and the deputy turned on his siren to follow the car.

The car turned onto Small Street and then onto Ruth Street, the report said. At Ruth Street and Summit Avenue, it ran into a ditch. The driver and passenger fled from the car but officers caught them after a brief chase, the report said.

The driver, Tralvis Keyion Beatty, 21, of 141 Greene St., Richburg, was charged with failure to stop for blue light and siren, driving under suspension and resisting arrest.

The passenger, Bryan Justin Crane, of 3850 Appaloosa Ridge, Richburg, was charged with trafficking cocaine.

The report said agents found a bag of cocaine that Crane had thrown into some bushes while he was running from them.

Crane had $1,276 in his possession, and agents seized a set of digital scales and $218 from Beatty, the report said.

Agents conducted a search of Curry’s home on Darlene Boulevard and found two bags of marijuana, two measuring cups with cocaine residue in them, two bowls with cocaine residue, a whisk, a Glock 9-mm handgun, $2,072, a list of scanner frequencies, a hand-held scanner and two cell phones, the report said.

The agents noted that Curry had both outside doors of the home barricaded with metal latches. The report said Curry admitted using the kitchen utensils to cook the cocaine into crack.

Curry was charged with trafficking crack cocaine, distribution of crack cocaine and sixth offense possession of marijuana.

Contact senior reporter Jenny Hartley at jhartley@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1151