Two People Arrested in Heroin Investigation in Frederick

Groh picture Coates pictureFREDERICK, Md. (KR) The Frederick Police Department along with other local law enforcement arrested a man and woman after an investigation into heroin distribution in Frederick.

Authorities say they followed 38-year old, Chauncey Coates from Hagerstown after he returned from New York City with a supply of drugs. Coates led officers to a motel in Green Castle, Pennsylvania where he was staying at a motel.

32-year old, Amanda Groh from Hagerstown met up with Coates at the motel and police followed them to Frederick where police say they made a traffic stop and a K9 team responded, finding 25 grams of heroin in the vehicle.

Police obtained a search warrant and discovered a large quantity of heroin and money at the motel where Coates was staying in Green Castle, Pennsylvania. Coates and Groh were charged with possession and intent to distribute.