Ten Arrests Follow Wilkes-Barre Drug Raid

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WILKES-BARRE, PA — Ten people were arrested and heroin was seized after a drug raid on South Welles Street on Tuesday.

The Wilkes-Barre Police Department TAC-Unit, with the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police and Attorney General’s Office, executed a search warrant at 135 S. Welles St., charging 10 people with drug trafficking and related offenses.

The search warrant also resulted in the seizure of “a significant amount” of heroin from the South Welles Street home, the city said in a press release.

Over a three day period, law enforcement agencies charged a total of 16 individuals with drug activity through buy-bust operations, including the raid on South Welles Street. This investigation is part of an ongoing effort between local and state law enforcement agencies to target drug activity and violent crime in several Wilkes-Barre neighborhoods.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/788791/Ten-arrests-follow-Wilkes-Barre-drug-raid

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