Franklin County Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking in South Central PA

HARRISBURG -Attorney General Tom Corbett announced that agents from the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and local law enforcement have arrested a Franklin County man accused of trafficking methamphetamine from Maryland into Franklin County for redistribution throughout South Central Pennsylvania.

Corbett identified the defendant as Carlos Justin Mills, 27, Waynesboro, Franklin County. Evidence and testimony of Mills alleged meth trafficking was presented to a statewide investigating grand jury, which recommended the criminal charges being filed Thursday.

Corbett said the grand jury found that Mills obtained quantities of meth from an apartment in Hagerstown Maryland known as the “studio.” Investigators said that the studio was used for a music production company as well as for the distribution of methamphetamine.

According to the charges, Mills allegedly traveled to the studio, purchased meth and brought it back to Pennsylvania and to be resold in Franklin County communities including Zullinger and Waynesboro.

Corbett said that between January 2005 and August 2005, Mills allegedly sold as much as 10 ounces of meth with a street value of $20,000. The meth was sold in quantities ranging from $50 per half-gram, $325 for “8 balls” (approximately three and half grams) and $1,160 for a half-ounce.

The grand jury found that Mills sold meth to regular buyers, who would either meet him in Hagerstown or at his business, Veterans Car Care in Franklin County. Mills also allegedly delivered meth to buyers’ homes in Franklin County.

Corbett said that Mills was arrested today by the Attorney General’s BNI agents who seized approximately one gram of meth and drug paraphernalia. Mills was charged with one count each of delivery of meth and criminal conspiracy.

Mills was preliminarily arraigned before Franklin County Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz who set bail at $25,000.

Corbett thanked the Franklin County Drug Task Force and the Washington Township Police Department with their cooperation and assistance in this investigation.

The case will be prosecuted in Franklin County by Deputy Attorney General Heather Adams of the Attorney General’s Drug Strike Force Section.

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