Eleven people have been indicted on federal drug-trafficking charges alleging they were part of a drug ring that distributed crack, fentanyl and heroin throughout Luzerne County for the past seven “While sheriffs do not have the authority to investigate drug cases, we are more than willing to assist every agency with man power,” Simms said. That year, the Washington Opioid … Continue Reading about Washington Opioid Overdose Coalition Quarterly Meeting 10/15/19 → Grants … Three dozen people are behind bars in a major drug ring takedown, with drugs, cash, guns, and cars all confiscated. Detectives – along with state police, Washington police and Washington County sheriff’s deputies – executed search warrants at both locations Thursday morning. After Monday's guilty plea, Melendez will await sentencing Feb. 25, 2021 in federal court. PA live! Starting Oct. 15, members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office began serving multiple drug indictments obtained through the Franklin County Grand Jury. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. The Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines focus vaccinations to the Phase 1A community members. Rapid City Man Sentenced on False Statement, Drug, and Assault Charges. Posted: Feb 20, 2020 / 06:38 PM EST / Updated: Feb 20, 2020 / 07:42 PM EST. Teagarden has since been released after posting a $50,000 straight bond, according to court records. Thirty two drug-related indictments were issued on 16 different suspects from Franklin County, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. Ellison remains in jail after failing to post a $35,000 straight bond. To get unlimited access to the latest news, please subscribe or activate your digital account today. More:Fentanyl, cash seized and two arrested after drug busts in Broome County, More:28 died of overdoses in first 9 months of 2020: Here is how it compares to previous years. Higgins urged anyone with information relating to drugs or controlled substances in Bedford County to contact the Bedford County Drug Task Force Hotline at 1-866-DRUG-INFO. Both suspects are facing felony charges, with Teagarden charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver narcotics and three counts of possession of firearms, while Ellsion was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver narcotics. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says that investigators conducted a search warrant on Dec. 1, 2020 in the 8000 block of Lee Road 390 in Beulah. Continue Reading about Recovery Advocacy Day September 22, 2020 → Washington Opioid Overdose Coalition Quarterly Meeting 10/15/19. Press Release. 12.28.2020 Video. Posted: May 5, 2020 / 03:40 PM EDT / Updated: May 5, 2020 / 03:50 PM EDT. Press Release. A large drug bust in Greene County last week resulted in two arrests, with police seizing approximately $75,000 worth of drugs, illegal firearms, and other items. More:Fentanyl, cash seized and two arrested after drug busts in Broome County More: 28 died of overdoses in first 9 months of 2020: Here is how it compares to previous years According to the Lehigh County District Attorney's office, 19 suspects have been arrested and charged. PITTSBURGH – Twenty-one members of a drug trafficking organization primarily operating in Washington, Allegheny and Fayette Counties in southwestern Pennsylvania have been indicted by a federal grand jury for trafficking significant quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, … Investigators stopped Melendez in a Volkswagen Jetta that had traveled to Chenango County from Pennsylvania, after he pulled into an Oxford gas station off Route 12. “Drugs have been destroying my community and the families who are a part of that community for far too long,” he said. Greene County District Attorney Dave Russo said a search warrant was executed during the evening of Oct. 1 at a Craynes Run Road residence in Washington Township, resulting in a joiny investigation and raid conducted by the DA office’s Major Crimes Unit, Greene County Sheriff’s Office and Greene County Regional Police Department. Maitre and 48 others have been charged with felony drug trafficking, conspiracy, firearms violations and related charges. A drug ring that sold nearly $10 million worth of heroin and cocaine in Altoona and Johnstown is no longer operating following a bust on Monday. 11 arrested in central Pa. meth ring bust The alleged leader of a crystal meth drug ring has been arrested along with ten others in the group, according to Attorney General Josh Shapiro. 4 arrested after 2 search warrants executed for major drug bust in Bradford County Friday, March 6th 2020, 7:51 AM EST by Vanessa Rizzitano BRADFORD COUNTY, PA (WENY) – Four people are behind bars in Bradford County after police seized more than 450 grams of crystal methamphetamine. All rights reserved. Hearings set for suspects nabbed in recent drug bust, 1389 Connellsville Rd, Uniontown, PA 15401, 1790 Pittsburgh Rd, Waltersburg, PA 15488, 459 Connellsville St, Uniontown, PA 15401. A drug trafficking organization mainly operating in Fayette, Washington and Allegheny counties has been dismantled as 21 of its alleged members were indicted by a federal grand jury. On Feb. 21, Washington County drug unit officials, assisted by MPD District 4 and MPD's Tactical Unit, executed a search warrant at the suspect's home in … Nov 21, 2020 0 A federal grand jury has indicted 21 members of a drug trafficking organization primarily operating in Washington, Allegheny and Fayette counties. Low 24F. September 4, 2020 … Don't Threaten. each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. October 21, 2019. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. that is degrading to another person. Washington County is helping to coordinate the COVID-19 vaccination effort. The latest raid on Wednesday brought out more than 500 officers to … Russo said Teagarden was searched and possessed more than $1,000 cash, pressed Xanax bars and several bundles of suspected heroin stamp bags. Russo said the raid at Jonathan Teagarden’s residence yielded more thn 500 stamp bags of suspected heroin, more than 200 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, Fetanyl, pressed Xanax bars, more than $20,000 in cash and assorted drug paraphernalia. The Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines focus vaccinations to the Phase 1A community members. Federal agents worked with local police Wednesday to arrest 30 people across Western Pennsylvania on drug charges, accusing them of trafficking heroin, cocaine, crack and … Police Preliminary hearings were scheduled for two area suspects following their arrests during a large bust earlier this month that resulted in police seizing approximately $75,000 worth of drugs, illegal firearms and other items. Jordan Melendez pleaded guilty Monday in Binghamton's federal courthouse to three felony counts — possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, use and carrying a firearm during and in relation to drug trafficking, and felon in possession of a firearm — tied to his Nov. 14, 2019 arrest by New York State Police in Oxford. Federal Officials Announce the Dismantling of a Multi-Drug Trafficking Organization and the Arrests of its Participants. ... cash seized and two arrested after drug busts in Broome County. A loaded Smith and Wesson handgun was also recovered, along with other weapons during the search of the residence. Read More. SEATTLE - Fourteen suspects were arrested Tuesday in the third major bust of a drug trafficking ring in as many months in the Puget Sound region, federal officials confirmed. HARRISBURG, Pa. (WPVI) -- The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office said 13 people are being charged after an investigation into alleged drug dealing in the western part of the state. JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — Numerous residents of Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, and Erie counties have been indicted and arrested on charges of violating federal drug laws, money laundering, and u… The SCA provides drug and alcohol intervention, prevention and treatment services to residents of Washington County through careful management of government funding. Melendez also stated that he'd taken the gun from his father and that he "knew what he was getting into," according to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force Officer Kelly Baart. We'd love to hear eyewitness At one point, Melendez asked the investigators, "Did you all follow me up from Reading?". “Thank you to all of the agencies involved for their hard work and dedication to making Greene County a safer place to live.”. Teagarden and his girlfriend, Danielle Ellison, 23, also of Waynesburg, were taken into custody following the raid. Since 2010, more than 400 people have died of drug overdoses in Washington County, including 106 in 2016 alone. Drug Bust: 20 Pounds Of Meth ‘Taken Off The Streets’ In Adams County, Arellano Villa-Gomez Arrested WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Adams County on Friday announced that a drug bust this month netted 20 pounds of methamphetamine and a 22-year-old man is under arrest and facing charges. On Tuesday January 12, 2020, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. racist or sexually-oriented language. County Sheriff Marcus Simms said he believes the successful drug bust was a result of “great coordination and cooperation” between municipal and county agencies. Follow Anthony Borrelli on Twitter @PSBABorrelli. Drug bust of meth worth $50 thousand made in Adams County Local. December 16, 2020. by: Yousef Mawry. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. by: Bill Shannon. The meth's estimated street value was $50,000. © 2021 www.pressconnects.com. October 7, 2020 at 6:04 pm Filed Under: Drug Bust , Greene County , Local TV , Washington Township WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Two people were arrested after a raid at a Greene County home. ... Dec 18, 2020; Lewisburg, Pa. – Two people were charged for allegedly selling heroin to a confidential informant in Union County. Richards was arrested at the Broad Street location, where police said they found seven ounces of crack cocaine, about 10 grams of heroin and more than $7,000 in cash. A large drug bust in Greene County last week resulted in two arrests, with police seizing approximately $75,000 worth of drugs, illegal firearms, and other items. If your business or organization meets the criteria listed within the Phase 1A, please have one representative from your organization submit the information on the form and submit. Police arrested Jonathan Teagarden and his girlfriend, Denise Ellison, at Teagarden’s home at 614 Craynes Run Road, Washington Township, after they served a search warrant there on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Dave Russo), An up-close look at the drugs, money, weapons and paraphernalia seized during a recent drug bust in Washington Township. Don't knowingly lie about anyone The arrest was made by members of the state police Troop C Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement and Special Operations Response teams, who were already in the midst of a meth trafficking investigation when they traced the location of Melendez's vehicle. accounts, the history behind an article. A Pennsylvania man who was caught in Chenango County, New York with thousands worth of crystal meth and fentanyl could spend a decade in federal prison after admitting to drug trafficking and illegal firearm charges. December 16, 2020. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism In addition, 20 pounds of marijuana worth about $10,000 was seized along with $1,755 in cash. (Photo courtesy of Dave Russo). Bradford County, Pa. – Officers at the Bradford County Correctional Facility noticed inmates acting like they were under the influence of drugs, according to a criminal complaint. Threats of harming another Prosecutors in Pike County say the Patterson, New Jersey area is the largest area where people in Pike County go to get heroin and bring it back to sell locally. If your business or organization meets the criteria listed within the Phase 1A, please have one representative from your organization submit the information on the form and submit. Officials say Jonathan Teagarden and his girlfriend Danielle Ellison were taken into custody while the Greene County DA’s DTF unit executed a search warrant at home on Craynes Run Road in Washington Township. or anything. Washington, D.C. Bureau; ... Traffic stop turns into drug bust for Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Crime. He also told police that he knew his "run would eventually come to an end.". Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. (WDAC) is an independent non-profit corporation serving as the Single County Authority (SCA) for Washington County. Rapid City Man Sentenced on False Statement, Drug, and Assault Charges. PITTSBURGH – Twenty-one members of a drug trafficking organization primarily operating in Washington, Allegheny and Fayette Counties in southwestern Pennsylvania have been indicted by a federal grand jury for trafficking significant quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Two Mount Airy men were arrested Monday on drug and weapons charges after a month-long undercover … Monongalia County Woman Admits to Role in Drug Distribution Operation. ... Investigation leads to drug bust in Lackawanna County … Monongalia County Woman Admits to Role in Drug Distribution Operation. An up-close look at the drugs, money, weapons and paraphernalia seized during a recent drug bust in Washington Township. CANTON — After a five- to six-months long, cross-jurisdictional drug trafficking investigation code-named Operation Drop, 18 arrests were made Wednesday morning, 17 individuals in St. Lawrence County and one in Be Nice. When police executed search warrants on the Volkswagen, they found 1½ pounds of crystal meth in five separate bags in the trunk. thousands worth of crystal meth and fentanyl, Fentanyl, cash seized and two arrested after drug busts in Broome County, 28 died of overdoses in first 9 months of 2020: Here is how it compares to previous years, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Peeks of sunshine later. Posted: May 13, 2020 / 10:43 PM CDT / Updated: May 13, 2020 / 10:43 PM CDT. Use the 'Report' link on Officials said the raid brought in over 500 stamp bags of suspected heroin, over 200 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, Fetanyl, pressed Xanax bars, over $20,000 in cash and assorted weapons and drug paraphernalia. High 32F. Thirty two drug-related indictments were issued on 16 different suspects from Franklin County, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. Read More. WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Two people were arrested after a raid at a Greene County home. Snow showers early. Fentanyl, worth about $36,000 if sold on the street, was bagged on the front seat floor board area. Be Truthful. 27 Indicted In International Drug Ring Bust Officials have dismantled a drug trafficking pipeline that brought cocaine from Mexican cartels into Pittsburgh. “I was elected to clean up my county, and that’s what we’re doing.”. A drug trafficking organization mainly operating in Fayette, Washington and Allegheny counties has been dismantled as 21 of its alleged members were indicted by a federal grand jury. Keep it Clean. The Luzerne County Drug Task Force has arrested two more men in connection with a fentanyl distribution ring that was broken up in Wilkes-Barre earlier this month. Spontaneously, the 28-year-old Melendez allegedly told police who arrested him that, "Everything in the car is mine.". A judge will have the final say on the length of the prison term, but the U.S. Attorney's Office said he could face a 10-year sentence for the drug possession charge. WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Two people were arrested after a search warrant was executed at a hotel in Wilkes-Barre Thursday morning. Drugs with a roughly $96,000 street value, including crystal meth and fentanyl, were found in the Jetta. Russo – who was elected as county DA in last November’s election – said he approved the investigation of Teagarden and Ellison shortly after his creation of the Major Crimes Division and Drug Task Force this past June. Share with Us. Juan Worthey, 44, who has addresses listed in Washington and Canonsburg, was charged with five counts of aggravated assault, fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia by Washington County … person will not be tolerated. Court records show both suspects’ preliminary hearings were scheduled to be held Oct. 9 before Magisterial District Judge Glenn Bates; updates regarding their hearings were not made available to the Messenger by press time. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, Christopher Birry, 38, of Luzerne Borough and Stacy Kilpatrick, 40, of Jim Thorpe, were both arrested after a search warrant was executed in Room 281 of the Wilkes-Barre Inn and Suites … Posted: May 13, 2020 / 10:43 PM CDT / Updated: May 13, 2020 / 10:43 PM CDT. Chance of snow 40%.. Mostly clear skies. Seven drug leaders arrested in Indiana County bust Local News. Be Proactive. May 7, 2020 6:17 AM U.S. Attorney Scott Brady has announced the dismantling of a drug operation that channeled crack cocaine and methamphetamine from Philadelphia to Indiana County. FAYETTE County – Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek said authorities made a drug arrest with the help of the K-9 unit. Let us know what's going on! PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Greene County District Attorney Dave Russo (center), Greene County Sheriff Marcus Simms and county Detective Justin Adams stand by a display of the drugs, cash, weapons and paraphernalia seized during a recent drug bust at a Washington Township residence. BEULAH, Ala. (WRBL) – A Lee County Sheriff’s Office drug bust in Beulah has landed an Opelika man with multiple drug charges, including Trafficking Methamphetamine. Randy Thumann and K-9 partner Kolt, pulled over a Toyota Camry on I-10 at the 658 mile-marker around 10:35 a.m. for a traffic violation. The .40-caliber Glock pistol found in the Jetta was illegal for Melendez to possess due to his prior burglary conviction in Pennsylvania, according to court records. Starting Oct. 15, members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office began serving multiple drug indictments obtained through the Franklin County Grand Jury. Traffic stop turns into drug bust for Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Crime. Following arraignment, both suspects were placed in Greene County jail. Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to federal charges in Chenango County, NY drug bust. The Latest News and Updates in Drug Bust brought to you by the team at PAhomepage.com: ... PA live! Washington County is helping to coordinate the COVID-19 vaccination effort. You have permission to edit this article. 19 charged in drug bust across Lehigh, Northampton counties ... A $12 billion loss for 2020, Delta is cautious in early 2021 ... weather, … During the search, they found multiple drugs and drug paraphernalia inside of the home that was …

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