Suspected heroin dealers busted in Franklin County

Two men face drug charges after police raid home their Franklin County. A county drug task force executed a search warrant at about 11:45 this morning at the home in the 1400 block of Sherwood Drive, in Antrim Township.

The suspects taken into custody are identified as James T. Baker 31, and Jack L. Silvers, 43, both of Greencastle. The pair are suspected of selling heroin from the home. Seized during the search were heroin, marijuana, two handguns, one of them stolen from Hagerstown, Maryland, scales, packaging materials, four cell phones and about $3,000 in cash.

Police began investigating the two men after receiving complaints from neighbors, confidential informants, and information from an investigation by the Washington County, Maryland Narcotics Task Force.

Investigators determined that Silvers and Baker were buying large quantities of heroin in Maryland, bringing it into Pennsylvania and then distributing it from their home and the parking lots of several Antrim Township businesses.  While under surveillance the two men were observed conducting suspected drug activity.

Both men are charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance and Receiving Stolen Property. Following arraignment they were sent to the Franklin County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond each. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next week.