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SHARON 4 face drug charges after police raid house



Published: Fri, August 16, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



The house was in the Farrell-Sharon Weed and Seed area targeted for crime cleanup.

SHARON, Pa.-- Police said four people, including three members of one family, were arrested in a drug raid on Orchard Street overnight.

Police said the house at 364 Orchard had been under surveillance for some time after authorities were tipped to possible drug sales there.

Capt. Michael Menster said the house is in the Farrell-Sharon Weed and Seed target area and the raid was conducted by officers working with that program.

They entered the house at 10 p.m. Thursday and arrested three of the residents and a visitor on various drug charges.

Another woman who was at the home at the time was released without charges, police said.

Arrested

Jesse L. Taylor, 69, who lives at the house, had suspected crack cocaine and marijuana in her possession, police said. Police charged her with two counts of possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver.

Police said she complained of chest pains shortly after her arrest. She was admitted to Sharon Regional Health System's hospital overnight for observation but was expected to be released and arraigned later today, police said.

Police charged Jerry L. Taylor, 43, another resident of the house, with possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, while Michael Taylor, 35, who also lives there, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said the three Taylors are related, but the nature of their relationship was unclear late this morning.

Penny M. Jewell, 26, of Dock Street, was at the house when police arrived. They charged her with possession of drug paraphernalia.

She and Jerry and Michael Taylor also faced arraignment today.

Police said they confiscated from the house some suspected crack and marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia, $500 and a shotgun.




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