Three Birdsboro Residents Arrested In Drug Ring Investigation

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United Stat...

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

HARRISBURG, PA — A joint investigation between state and local officials uncovered a large-scale drug ring that spanned three counties.

The results of the year-long “Operation Tourniquet” lead to the arrests of “48 mid- and street-level drug dealers,” a press release from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office said.

The dealers, the release said, “were part of two organizations, who were loosely tied and responsible for distributing drugs throughout at least three counties including Berks, Lancaster, and Schuylkill.”

Three Birdsboro residents where among the alleged “street-level” dealers who were arrested.

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Reading Police Searching For City Resident In Fatal Stabbing After Break-In

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County

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

A Reading man broke into a city home and stabbed an acquaintance to death Sunday morning, police said.

The suspect remained at large late Sunday.

Also in the home at the time were two women, one of whom witnessed the stabbing, and several children, police said.

Julio A. Ortiz-Lugo, 30, entered the home in the 500 block of Minor Street through a second-floor bathroom window shortly before 7, said Sgt. John M. Solecki of the criminal investigations division.

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