A Williamsport man faces charges after allegedly selling an undercover informant heroin, crack cocaine, and a "white powdery" substance that was supposed to be crack cocaine.
Ryan "B" Smith, 24, of 750 W. Edwin St., faces five felony counts of possession with intent to distribute, three felony counts of criminal use of communications and one count of selling a non-controlled substance represented as a controlled substance.
The extensive investigation began in September 2011 and lasted until December of that year. During that time, agents allegedly were able to arrange three separate controlled purchases between their confidential informant and Smith.
According to court records, on Sept. 6, a drug task force agent was told by the informant that Smith allegedly was selling heroin and crack cocaine.
Agents set up the first controlled purchase on Sept. 9. The informant offered Smith $210 for a bundle, or 10 bags, of heroin, according to court records. Smith allegedly responded that the informant should meet him in the 700 block of West Edwin Street, to make the purchase. Once there, Smith explained that he could not get heroin at that time, but allegedly sold the informant seven packages of crack cocaine "from an unknown source" in the area of the intersection of Wayne Avenue and West Fourth Street, according to the affidavit.
The second purchase was set up for Dec. 2, when the informant allegedly bought a bundle of heroin from Smith for $180, according to agents.
During the third purchase, on Dec. 9, Smith allegedly gave the informant several "clear plastic bags containing a chunky off-white substance" that Smith allegedly identified crack cocaine, according to court records. The "crack-cocaine" was to act as collateral until Smith could obtain a bundle of heroin, which he allegedly was unable to obtain.
According to police, a field test of the substance yielded inconclusive results for cocaine base.
Smith faces a preliminary hearing before District Judge James G. Carn on May 29.