UPDATE: Undercover Agents Raid 2 Wilkes-Barre Businesses

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

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

WILKES-BARRE — Undercover drug agents with the state Office of the Attorney General, city police and Luzerne County detectives searched Idley’s Furniture and the Master Barber Shop on Hazle Avenue just after 8 a.m. today.

The two businesses are located across the street from each other.  About 15 undercover drug agents and 10 officers and detectives are at the scene, including the Kingston Police Department’s Canine Unit that is trained in drug detection.

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Chester Mayor Shakes Up Police Department

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Delaware County

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

Editor’s note:  This will never happen in Pottstown, sigh…..

In something of a leadership shake-up, Chester Mayor John Linder has replaced three of his highest level police officers with three formerly lower-ranking lawmen.

In addition, the mayor announced Tuesday that he has created a police narcotics task force and beefed up highway patrol.

Linder, who also is the city’s public safety director, said the personnel moves are part of the changes and on-going assessment he vowed when he took office last year.

“I saw some areas I wanted to change, and the only way to change things was to move (personnel) around,” Linder said Tuesday.

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