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70 warrants out for alleged drug traffickers across the Mon Valley |

70 warrants out for alleged drug traffickers across the Mon Valley

Gretchen M. Kline
| Wednesday, December 5, 2018 10:12 a.m

Authorities issued 70 warrants Wednesday morning in a wide-ranging narcotics investigation across the Mon Valley, according to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office.

As of 10 a.m., 20 people were in custody. The arrest involve drug trafficking in McKeesport, and nearly all of them involve heroin and crack cocaine, authorities said.

The roundup is part of an investigation by the District Attorney Narcotics Enforcement Team, said District Attorney spokesman Mike Manko. The team is working with the McKeesport Police and several county agencies and state constables.

Suspects were taken to the Palisades, an event hall in McKeesport, for processing by police before they were transferred to to District Court for arraignment.

The names of those arrested were not immediately available.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, or via Twitter @meganguzaTrib.

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