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HAMMOND — A complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court alleges a man sold 8 ounces of cocaine to a government source Tuesday in Gary.

Anthony D. Howard, 40, of Gary, was arrested after the source exited his vehicle, which was parked near Lake Street and U.S. 20, according to an affidavit.

The source first spoke on the phone with Howard, who agreed to sell the source 8 ounces of cocaine for $9,200, court records said.

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Officers working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force outfitted the source with covert recording equipment and money, the affidavit said.

Howard arrived at a business in a vehicle, the source got in, and the two exchanged the money for a bag containing suspected cocaine, court records said.

The suspected cocaine had a gross weight of 7.98 ounces, according to the affidavit.

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