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Williamsport – Several individuals were charged recently for allegedly selling narcotics to undercover agents in Lycoming County. The Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit investigated the cases. Charges for these cases were filed through the District Magisterial office of Christian D. Frey in Williamsport.

Marcus I. Wade, 20, whose address was listed as unknown in court documents, allegedly sold $100 worth of crack cocaine to an undercover detective on February 6, 2019 Grace Street in Williamsport. The sale was set up through Tyshawn Ransom, 30, who was contacted by a confidential informant that day, according to the affidavit.

The informant was told by Ransom to go to a location on Grace Street to meet a “young ‘kid’ who looks like ‘Designer’ (a rap artist),” according to the affidavit. Ransom received charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communication facility. Bail was set at $75,000 monetary. Ransom’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 30. Wade was charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.

In a separate case, Dakota J. Taylor, 24, of Williamsport, was charged for allegedly selling $230 of crack cocaine to a confidential informant. On June 28, 2019, the informant picked Taylor up in the Newberry section of Williamsport and was directed to drive to a location near High Street and Second Avenue. Taylor then allegedly went into a residence and returned with five grams of cocaine, according to the affidavit. Taylor received two felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one charge of criminal use of a communication facility. Bail was set at $95,000 monetary. His preliminary hearing in front of District Magistrate Frey is set for July 29.

Also arrested recently was Shakur D. Smith, 19, of Williamsport, for allegedly selling five waxen bags of heroin to a confidential informant on September 14, 2018. The alleged sale took place on Oliver Street near Andrews Place, according to the affidavit. He received two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. his Bail was set at $95,000 monetary. Smith’s case was held for court. He will appear in Lycoming County Courthouse on July 29.