Five arrested in drug raid
A drug trafficking raid Thursday night near Don Drumm Stadium resulted in the arrest of five individuals.
On Thursday, a confidential informant reportedly purchased 10 unit doses of heroin from three individuals-210 S. Fifth St. resident Gary McFadden II, 43; 213 Meigs St. residents Robert Becker, 68, and Miriam Sergent, 52.
“The confidential informant goes into McFadden’s house. McFadden goes into Sergent and Becker’s house and comes back,” said Washington County Sheriff Larry Minks.
Immediately following the drug buy, agents from the Washington County Major Crimes Task Force executed search warrants at the two homes.
Becker had $70 in his front pocket, $30 of which were bills used in the drug transaction. Sergent had $500 in her purse, $320 of which was from the drug deal, said Mincks.
McFadden and Becker were each charged with a third-degree felony count of trafficking in heroin for the earlier drug transaction. Sergent was charged with a third-degree felony count of complicity to trafficking in heroin.
Additionally, McFadden was charged a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest and with two more counts of trafficking in heroin-one a third-degree felony and one a fourth-degree felony for confidential informant sales that allegedly took place last month.
Officers also had a warrant for McFadden on previous fifth-degree felony charges of possession of cocaine and possession of heroin.
Sergent was also charged with a fifth-degree felony count of possession of heroin.
“Sergent had a green pill bottle and in that bottle was a chunk of heroin that weighed 2.2 grams,” said Mincks.
John D. Pugh, 33, of 312 Matthews St., was in McFadden’s house when it was raided and was charged with a fifth-degree felony count of possession of heroin for a small ball of heroin that was concealed in his pack of cigarettes, added Mincks.
Both the homes targeting Thursday were also part of a Feb. 28 drug raid, which also included the nearby home of 46-year-old Brian Streight, of 221 S. Sixth St.
Streight’s home was not targeting Thursday night. However, he was located and arrested for charges stemming from the Feb. 28 arrest.
According to a release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, recently returned drug test results showed that a set of scales in Streight’s home contained heroin residue and a smoking pipe found there contained methamphetamine residue.
Streight was arrested on felony charges of possession of heroin and possession of methamphetamine.
Becker, Sergent, and Streight have posted bond. Pugh remains incarcerated on a $2,500 bond. McFadden’s bond has been set at $20,500 on the charges of drug trafficking and resisting arrest. He had not yet been arraigned on the drug possession charges.