Dauphin County jury finds New Jersey man guilty on drug charges

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Thomas Rice

HARRISBURG, Pa.–A New Jersey man who’s own blood trail led police to a Harrisburg apartment where police found PCP inside has been found guilty on drug charges.

Thomas Rice, 26, of Penasauken, New Jersey, was found guilty Wednesday in Dauphin County court of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Harrisburg police responded to a shooting on Aug. 15, 2015 along the 1200 block of Market Street. Rice was found shot three times.

A blood trail led police upstairs to an open apartment. Inside the apartment, officers smelled marijuana and saw drug paraphernalia in plain sight.

Officers seized 137 grams of PCP, cash and drug packaging materials.

Sentencing will be held at a later date.


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