A man who testified as an eyewitness at a recent county murder trialwas arrested Friday and charged with crack cocaine distribution, county police said.

Sean Antwan Mease, 19, of the 9300 block of Hickory Limb, was arrested after allegedly selling approximately a quarter-pound of cocaine to an undercover narcotics detective, police said.

Mease, who was one of three people arrested in the alleged drug ring, testified at the Walter Thomas Harding murder trial in July. Mease was in the Guilford Gardens parking lot when Harding, later convicted on two counts of murder, shot and killed both his girlfriend and her boyfriend.

According to a police affidavit, Mease allegedly sold crack cocaine to the undercover detective on several occasions this year.

Two other men, Wayne Douglas Young, 20, of the 8200 block of Woodward Street in Savage, and Jacques Luis Pearsall, 19, of the7100 block of Peace Chimes Court in Columbia, were also charged with cocaine distribution.

Police said Mease met with the detective at several locations throughout the county to allegedly complete cocaine transactions and at one point tried to solicit the help of the detective to sell cocaine.

Mease, who owns a car phone business, was released on $10,000 bail from the Howard County Detention Center. Young was released on $1,500 bond and Pearsall on $1,000.

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