2 charged after heroin bust at Greencastle motel

Chauncey Coates and Amanda Groh (Frederick Police Department)

GREENCASTLE, Pa. (WHTM) – Two Maryland people are charged after authorities seized a large amount of heroin at a Franklin County motel.

Police in Frederick, Maryland said they spent two days looking for Chauncey Coates after he returned from New York City with a supply of heroin. They said they found him at the motel and followed Coates and Amanda Groh as they drove to Frederick, where the officers stopped the car and found 25 grams of suspected heroin.

Police returned to the motel and searched Coates’s room with the help of Pennsylvania State Police and the Franklin County Drug Task Force.

Franklin County District Attorney Matt Fogal said authorities found 92.5 grams of heroin, a digital scale, packaging material, and a small amount of marijuana at the motel in the 700 block of Buchanan Trail East, in Antrim Township.

Coates, 38, and Groh, 31, both of Hagerstown, are charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a small amount of marijuana in Franklin County. They also face numerous heroin trafficking-related charges in Maryland.

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