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Police: 190 grams of cocaine seized during arrest

Christopher Dornblaser
505-5436/@YDDornblaser
  • Police say 190 grams of cocaine were seized during an arrest last week.
  • Kendrix Hall, 32, also was wanted on fleeing and eluding charges, police said.
  • Hall remains in York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

A York City man wanted for allegedly fleeing from police last year was found with 190 grams of cocaine during his arrest last week, according to police.

Police say Kendrix Hill II was found at a woman's home in York City on Wednesday  with enough cocaine to sell it.

Hill, 32, of 703 W. Princess St., first floor, is charged with possession with intent to deliver. The resident of the home where Hill was found, Sadequia Alena Samme Layer, 29, is charged with harboring Hill and drug possession, according to charging documents.

Police say 190 grams of cocaine were seized during an arrest on May 31, 2017. Photo courtesy York City Police.

Drugs: Officers from York City Police, as well as the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, went to Layer's address at 660 W. King St. at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday to look for Hill, police said.

Officers surrounded the residence and announced their presence, and police say an odor of marijuana could be smelled coming from the door.

When police entered the rear of the home, Hill left through the front door, according to charging documents. Police say he was arrested there.

While there, police spoke with Layer, who gave them permission to search her residence.

During a search of the residence, police recovered cocaine, $1,500, drug paraphernalia and marijuana, documents allege.

Police say Layer admitted that the marijuana was hers, and Hill admitted that the cocaine was his.

Kendrix Hill II

Fleeing: Police say prior to Hill's Wednesday arrest, he was wanted for fleeing from a traffic stop on Dec. 20, 2016.

Charging documents allege that about 3 p.m. that day, York City Police attempted to stop Hill's silver Dodge Charger. Hill's license was suspended, and there were several other warrants out for his arrest, police said.

Police tried stopping Hill in the 300 block of South Pershing Avenue by turning on their lights and sirens, but Hill didn't stop, according to charging documents.

Police say he continued driving north on South Pershing Avenue before getting stuck in traffic at College Avenue.

The officer again turned on his emergency siren, drove up next to Hill and motioned for him to pull his vehicle over, according to charging documents.

"Kendrix looked directly at police and mouthed, 'Who me,'" Officer Zachary Pelton wrote in charging documents.

When traffic started moving again, police say Hill continued north and then east on College Avenue. William Penn Senior High School was letting out at the time, and many children and adult pedestrians were in the area, causing the officer to turn off his emergency lights and sirens.

Again, Hill was stuck in traffic, and the officer drove up behind Hill's car and turned on the lights and sirens, police said.

Hill then drove up onto the sidewalk on the north side of College Avenue, at one of the main entrances of the school, according to charging documents. According to police, two children were on the sidewalk, and they had to jump out of the way to avoid Hill, court documents allege.

He drove a short distance on the sidewalk and then back onto College Avenue, going east, police said. The officer then stopped the pursuit, documents state.

Hill is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, recklessly endangering another person and reckless driving, court documents state.

He was remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.