Wilkes-Barre Barber Shop Alleged Hub Of Drug Trafficking

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

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

WILKES-BARRE — Undercover drug agents believe Ramon Colon was providing more than haircuts from The Master Barber Shop on Hazle Avenue.

Billed as the “The Best Cut in Town,” the barbershop that opened within the last year was “the hub” of a major cocaine and marijuana trafficking organization, said state Deputy Attorney General Tim Doherty.

Colon, 26, and his wife, Alexandra Mateo, 21, of Mayflower Crossing, Wilkes-Barre, were described by Doherty as the alleged ring leaders that peddled hundreds of pounds of marijuana and several kilos of cocaine from New York City to Luzerne County for the last eight months.

About 15 drug agents armed with assault rifles and wearing bulletproof armor served search warrants early Thursday morning at the barbershop and across the street at Idley’s Furniture Store. The apartment of Colon and Mateo at Mayflower Crossing on South Empire Street was searched, as was a residence on Coplay Place in Mountain Top.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/633462/W-B-barber-shop-alleged-hub-of-drug-trafficking

Luzerne County Teen Makes Christmas CD To Benefit NEPA Flood Victims

DURYEA, PA – This time of year, holiday CDs are a dime a dozen.  But for flood victims in Duryea, Jordan Marsh’s “A Little Christmas Guitar” is one of a kind, a priceless symbol of the Christmas spirit, an embodiment of what it means to give to others during the holiday season.

The 16-year-old, a volunteer member of Excelsior Hose Co. No. 2, saw the destruction of this summer’s floods firsthand, witnessing his neighbors and friends in Duryea throw away all of their most prized possessions after flood waters from Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene destroyed their homes and ravaged their properties.

Read more: http://citizensvoice.com/news/duryea-teen-spreads-holiday-cheer-raises-money-for-flood-victims-1.1240796#ixzz1fgZcLu2J