Two alleged Hanover drug dealers are on the run, wanted by the York County Drug Task Force for allegedly running a drug-vending operation from their borough apartment, officials said.
Alexander John Meacher, 21, and Randy Douglas Toot, 24, both of 227 Carlisle St., third floor, are wanted on charges of drug-dealing and conspiracy, according to a news release from the York County District Attorney's Office.
Meacher also is wanted on charges of fleeing police, reckless driving and reckless endangerment, for allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase, the release states.
He drives a black Chevrolet S10 pickup truck with a Pennsylvania license plate of ZDJ-9142, officials said.
Members of the York County Drug Task Force investigated the roommates for three weeks, making undercover buys from Meacher, the release states.
They then obtained a search warrant for the men's home.
On March 10, officers saw Meacher in the parking lot of the North Hanover Mall and approached him, but Meacher fled in his truck, according to the release.
Police briefly pursued him, but called off the chase because of the speeds Meacher was reaching, and because he was heading toward the downtown business district, the release states.
Police then raided the men's apartment and seized more than 1,300 grams of synthetic marijuana and 230 grams of MDMA, also known as Molly and Ecstasy, according to the release.
Officials estimated the seized drugs to be worth $26,800.
The drugs were in bulk amounts, but also had been packaged in smaller street-sale quantities, the release states.
In Toot's bedroom, police found $3,500 cash and drug packaging equipment, including foil bags and devices used to heat-seal the bags, according to the release.
Toot's live-in girlfriend, Adriana Maria Lua, was in the apartment at the time of the raid. She was arrested after police searched her purse and found several packets of synthetic marijuana, packaged for sale, according to the release.
Lua, 24, is charged with drug possession with intent to deliver and criminal conspiracy.
Assisting in the investigation and raid were Hanover Police and Penn Township Police.
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