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AG: Father & son led $3.8M heroin operation

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Sabriel and Miguel Rivera (submitted) Sabriel and Miguel Rivera (submitted)
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The state attorney general's office filed criminal charges Thursday against a Chambersburg man, his father, and 10 other people accused of taking part in a heroin trafficking ring.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane said the drug ring distributed at least $3.8 million worth of heroin in Dauphin, Cumberland and Franklin counties.

Kane said a grand jury found that Sabriel Rivera was a major source of heroin sold in the Harrisburg area and his father, Miguel Rivera, distributed heroin throughout Chambersburg.

Sabriel Rivera allegedly bought the heroin in Philadelphia and distributed it through "runners" in Dauphin, Cumberland and Franklin counties.

The grand jury also found that heroin distributed in each of the counties was stamped or marked with brand names such as "3D," "Super Strong," "CUSE" and "Apple."

Kane said drug dealers often mark their drugs in order to distinguish their brand and the quality of the heroin they distribute.

Sabriel Rivera, 29, and Miguel Rivera, 52, both of Chambersburg, were each charged with four counts of delivery of heroin, one count of possession with the intent to deliver heroin, and one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin.

Sabriel Rivera was additionally charged with one count of corrupt organizations.

Kane identified the other defendants as follows:

- Miguel Dejesus-Ramirez, 33, of Philadelphia, was charged with two counts of delivery of heroin, and one count of possession with the intent to deliver heroin;

- Manuel Weikel, 26, of Harrisburg, was charged with three counts of delivery of heroin;

- Emmanuel Sanchez, 29, address unknown, was charged with three counts of delivery of heroin, one count of possession with the intent to deliver heroin, and one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin;

- Latisha Martinez, 34, of Chambersburg, was charged with one count of delivery of heroin and one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin;

- Kristi Campbell, 25, of Harrisburg, was charged with one count of delivery of heroin;

- Daniel Colon, 29, of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, is charged with one count of delivery of heroin and one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin;

- Crystal Swartz, 28, of Camp Hill, was charged with two counts of delivery of heroin and two counts of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin;

- Charles Finkbeiner, 30, of Chambersburg, was charged with two counts of delivery of heroin and one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin;

- Charity Flinta, 39, address unknown, was charged with two counts of delivery of heroin and one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin; and

-  Brandon Myers, 27, of Fayetteville, was charged with one count of possession with the intent to deliver heroin and one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin.

 

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