Eighteen mid- to low-level drug dealers were arrested Wednesday during a roundup by detectives from the district attorney’s drug task force, Reading police and the sheriff’s department. In addition to those arrested, detectives have arrest warrants for eight others.
The arrests culminated a nearly yearlong investigation that began with complaints from residents and tips from informants, authorities said.
The suspects sold small amounts of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana to undercover detectives, authorities said.
Undercover detectives arranged transactions with the dealers for amounts ranging from $50 to $2,870 between January and this week, County Chief Detective Michael J. Gombar said.
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