This was a “buy walk” operation conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police Vice Unit which is led by Cpl. Comerford. Trooper Velez and Cpl. Holloway utilized an informant to set up a controlled buy on October 31, 2012. They arranged to meet with the Defendant in the area of Seymour St. and Beaver St. in Lancaster City where the Defendant sold 5.5 grams of cocaine for $625.00 to the informant. Cpl. Holloway filed the charge of Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
The jury trial was held Monday through Tuesday in front of Judge Reinaker, and the jury convicted McBride of the charge. Assistant District Attorney Maria Cusick prosecuted the case for the Commonwealth.