ShareThis Page
$2.5 million cocaine ring busted in Western Pennsylvania |

$2.5 million cocaine ring busted in Western Pennsylvania

| Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:00 a.m

The state Attorney General’s office today charged nine people in connection with a $2.5 million cocaine ring in Western Pennsylvania.

The investigation began in 2009 and focused on Tyler Dunlap, 30, of Harmony in Butler County, a release from the office said.

A statewide investigating grand jury accused Dunlap and eight others of distributing more than 90 kilos of cocaine in Butler, Beaver and Allegheny counties, the office said.

The others charged in connection to the ring are: Michael Dapice, 51, of Pittsburgh; Stephen Day, 28, of McKees Rocks; Luke Frawley, 33, of Pittsburgh; Thomas Frost, 30, of Pittsburgh; Edward Kish, 38, of Pittsburgh; Ashley Kunich, 28, of Baden; Thomas Parker, 33, of Pittsburgh; and Shawn Williams, 39, of Natrona Heights.

Seven of the suspects are being held in Butler County Prison, a spokeswoman with the attorney general`s office said. Dunlap was released on his own recognizance and agents are still seeking Williams.

Categories: News
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.