In Pennsylvania, authorities in the Centre County area wrapped up a two-year drug probe by charging 10 people of taking part in a heroin distribution ring. Drug trafficking and related charges were lodged against seven men aged 25 to 40 and three women who were 20 to 38 years old. The investigation conducted by the state attorney general's Office Bureau of Narcotics Investigation in concert with local police began in March 2012. The target of the probe was a large of amount of heroin the attorney general said was being run through the county.
After responding to an anonymous tip regarding a man with a gun, police took three people into custody. Those three individuals now face charges related to drug trafficking.
A man from Philadelphia has been sentenced to 2 1/2 to seven years in jail after he pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver cocaine. He agreed to a plea bargain, so several lesser charges, including possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, were dismissed. The events that led to his charges and conviction took place in June 2012 on Welsh Road in Hatfield Township.
A drug investigation that began in November, 2012 has culminated in the arrest of 17 people in Pennsylvania. The men and women were each given a bond of either $1 million or $500,000. The alleged leader of the operation faces multiple drug charges, including criminal use of a communication facility, criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and cocaine, two counts of corrupt organizations, two counts of delivery of marijuana and cocaine and two counts of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine.
An alleged drug dealer is facing multiple charges according to local police. The 26-year-old Macungie man was allegedly distributing heroin, and police further stated that he was found to be in possession of steroids, cocaine and miscellaneous prescription medications. The Macungie man is facing these drug charges after being allegedly caught selling the drugs with the use of confidential informants.
A Montgomery County court waived two felony drug charges and three misdemeanor charges against a 25-year-old man. The man allegedly sold a bag of fake cocaine to police in a bar and restaurant bathroom. Police were originally called to the bar by a bartender who reported that the man was attempting to sell drugs to bar patrons. A plainclothes detective later arrived at the bar and observed a man, who fit the description given by the bartender, standing near the bathroom. Police reported having made previous undercover drug buys from the man in the past.
A man and woman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were arrested on drug charges involving distribution after a man they were allegedly selling drugs to near a convenience store called authorities. The man allegedly tried to buy drugs from the pair who told him he didn't have enough money to complete the transaction because they increased their price. He called the police to complain that he had already given them $50 when they asked him for additional cash. He reported that the male defendant had a gun.
When it rains, it pours. A man may have thought he was pulling a fast one by allegedly packaging a white powder and trying to pass it off as cocaine. However, he was arrested this week in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, when it turned out the people he allegedly sold a white powder -- something that looked like cocaine but wasn't -- weren't actual drug buyers but undercover police officers.
After a grand jury investigation, 25 people in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area have been charged with a litany of drug trafficking and other related charges. Authorities say that the central figure of the case was profiting to the tune of $2,000 to $3,000 a week from the operation. That man has been charged with multiple possession and intent-to-deliver charges involving cocaine, oxycodone and marijuana as well as corruption and firearms charges.
In a coordinated drug enforcement effort conducted by the Community Response Unit of the Pottstown Police Department, 43 warrants were issued last week to help eliminate street-level drug dealing throughout the borough.