"FULLY UNLOADED BY BILL GRAFF."
The sign was courtesy of a mischievous member of the York County Drug Task Force, which is overseen by first assistant district attorney Graff. The other side of the sign read "York County Drug Task Force."
On Thursday night, state and local police and the Drug Task Force busted two business partners who own Fully Loaded (which does customized auto modifications), as well as four out-of-state men with them at the time, police said.
During that bust, police seized 50 pounds of high-grade marijuana, about $15,000 cash, seven high-end vehicles, three guns, a bulletproof vest and suspected steroids, according to state police Cpl. Craig Fenstermacher. He serves in both a state police vice unit and the county's drug task force.
From the 1215 Roosevelt Ave. business, police seized merchandise including rims, tires and tools. If a judge determines the auto business was connected to the alleged drug-distribution business, the task force will be able to auction off the seized items and keep the money.
"It was stuff we thought would have real value," Fenstermacher said -- hence the "fully unloaded" sign.
"I had a good chuckle over it," Graff said Friday. "They sent me a picture of (the sign) via cell phone about 6 or 6:30 this morning."
Six busted: Arrested were Fully Loaded partners Joshua S. Lindsey, 21, of 1496 Farm Cross Way in West Manchester Township, and Sean F. McMillian, 33, of 1720 Candle Lane in Manchester Township. They are charged with felony marijuana possession with intent to deliver and criminal conspiracy.
Lindsey's bail was set at $1.5 million; McMillian's bail is $1 million, according to court records.
The men were arrested when police executed a search warrant at Lindsey's home. Officers also raided McMillian's home, in addition to the auto business.
Fenstermacher said when police burst into Lindsey's home about 9:15 p.m. Thursday, they found the two men and four others sorting through 50 separate 1-pound packages of pot.
The other four men facing the same charges are: Nicholas C. Dellis, 28, of Nottingham, Md.; Kevin J. Leary, 26, of Sacramento, Calif.; Evan P. Hubbard, 30, of Neptune, N.J.; and Sayasith B. Sykhammountry, 24, of Woodbridge, Va. Bail for Dellis and Hubbard was set at $1 million, while bail for Leary and Sykhammountry was set at $1.5 million.
Huge seizure: Each pound of pot was selling for $4,500, according to Fenstermacher -- making the drug haul worth $225,000. However, it would be worth much more if broken down into smaller quantities, he said.
Fenstermacher said police had been investigating Lindsey and McMillian for "a couple months." Police had received information that a large delivery of marijuana would be happening Thursday, and they watched the defendants unloading something from a vehicle and taking it inside Lindsey's home, according to charging documents.
Fenstermacher predicted the bust will "absolutely" affect people's ability to buy pot in the York area, and said he believes the men were selling a significant quantity of the drug locally.
Probe ongoing: About 20 cops participated in the raids, including officers from Northern York County Regional Police, West Manchester Township, York City, the drug task force, county detectives and state police troopers, Fenstermacher said.
Although additional arrests are not expected, Fenstermacher said the investigation continues against the six men already arrested.
"There are different ties to different parts of the country, and that's what we're taking a look at now," he said.