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Man and Woman Charged with Selling Cocaine

Suspects allegedly sold cocaine to confidential police informant.


A Bethlehem woman and a Fountain Hill man have been charged after selling cocaine to a confidential police informant Wednesday night just east of the North Side downtown, according to court records.

The man, James Mitchell, 44, of 921 Seneca St. also was charged with resisting arrest during the incident, which occurred around 9:40 p.m.
And he was charged in an earlier incident with selling an unspecified amount of cocaine to a confidential informant for an unspecified price. This incident allegedly occurred at 11:11 p.m. December 6 in the parking lot of the at 306 Broadway.

In Wednesday's incident, the records say that Mitchell and Sondra Brown, 51, of 911 Mechanic St., second floor, sold an unspecified amount of cocaine for an unspecified price to an informant at E. Market and Maple streets.

Police also found additional cocaine in the suspects’ possession.

Mitchell, meanwhile, is accused of resisting the arrest efforts of two officers by failing to follow verbal commands to show the officers his hands. Mitchell placed his hands down and underneath his body while being ordered not to, and attempted to get off the ground after being handcuffed.

Brown was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine and criminal conspiracy to possession with intent to deliver cocaine.

Mitchell was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, one count of criminal conspiracy to possession with intent to deliver cocaine and one count of resisting arrest or enforcement.

The suspects were arraigned today (Thursday) by on-duty District Judge Robert Hawke of Lehigh Township. Mitchell was committed to Northampton County Prison after failing to post $40,000 bail. Brown was released on $25,000 unsecured bail.

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