Feds arrest Franklin man for allegedly selling crack cocaine

Published 10:18 am Thursday, September 20, 2012

FRANKLIN—A Franklin man has been charged on a federal indictment for allegedly conspiring to sell 280 grams of crack cocaine.

Charles Anthony “Ant” Haley, 44, of the 300 block of Pocahontas Avenue was arrested Monday as part of a continuing investigation into illegal drug distribution in Franklin by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Peninsula Safe Streets Task Force.

If purchased by the gram, the crack-cocaine Haley allegedly sold was worth $28,000, said Franklin Police Lt. Tim Whitt. By the ounce, it sells for $12,000.

Haley was arrested without incident on Thomas Street and taken to a federal facility in Norfolk where he was remanded to the custody of U.S. Marshals.

Prosecution will be handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.