Six people are in prison after police busted a major drug distribution ring in York County, and more than $250,000 worth of high-quality marijuana was confiscated from a West Manchester Township home Thursday night, police said.
After an extended investigation, police found 50 pounds of marijuana, a gun, a bulletproof vest and $12,000 in cash inside a home in the 1400 block of Farm Cross Way, said Cpl. Craig Fenstermacher of the state police vice unit.
Undercover agents watched as people unloaded what was determined to be several bricks of marijuana from a vehicle into the home, Fenstermacher said.
After obtaining a search warrant, police found five men repackaging the marijuana into smaller bundles strewn about the kitchen table and floor, he said.
"This was a fairly big operation," said Fenstermacher, who has been a drug investigator for 23 years.
The marijuana, if sold in 1-pound blocks, has an estimated street value of $250,000, he said. The marijuana could be worth as much as $500,000 if it was carved up and sold in smaller amounts, he said.
Joshua Lindsey, 21, of the 1400 block of Farm Cross Way in West Manchester Township is in York County Prison in lieu of $1.5 million bail.
Sean Francis McMillian, 33, of the 1700 block of Candle Lane in Manchester Township, Nicholas Dellis, 30, of Nottingham, Md., and Evan Patrick Hubbard, 30, of Neptune, N.J., are being held in lieu of $1 million bail. Kevin Joseph Leary, 27, of Sacramento, Calif.
All six men are charged with possession with intent to deliver and criminal conspiracy with intent to deliver. Their preliminary hearing dates are tentatively scheduled for Sept. 1 before York County District Justice Daniel Garber.
Police also found a small amount of marijuana, cash, marijuana growing equipment, a gun, Ecstasy pills and drug vials and syringes at McMillian's Manchester home, according to court records.
Police are still investigating where the marijuana came from but said they believe it was driven into York County, Fenstermacher said.