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Lewistown woman faces drug charges

Crack trafficking ring investigated

From staff reports

LEWISTOWN — Cindy L. Duncan, 55, of Lewistown, is facing multiple drug charges following an investigation by Pennsylvania State Police and the Mifflin County Task Force, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The affidavit states that an investigation was launched in January into trafficking of crack cocaine in Lewistown Borough. A confidential informant in the investigation related that multiple individuals were to be staying with Duncan at her Lewistown residence and dealing crack cocaine, according to police.

The informant believed the people to be from out of town and from the Lancaster and New York area, documents state.

Throughout the course of the investigation the informant was able to purchase crack cocaine from Duncan and others named in the affidavit who have yet to be formally charged, documents state. A total of 23 controlled buys took place from these individuals, 13 of them on Chestnut Street, where Duncan resides, and seven around Market Street, police said.

Duncan faces eight felony charges related to manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, two corrupt organization felony charges and a possession charge.

Duncan is being held in the Mifflin County Correctional facility in lieu of $500,000 bail and is awaiting a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Jack Miller on June 6.

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