Police: Drug raid results in 200 arrests, nets weapons, cash

Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say about 200 people were arrested and a large amount of drugs seized along with weapons in a big narcotics bust in north Philadelphia.

Police said Tuesday the operation last week followed complaints by residents in the Fairhill and Kensington sections of the city.

Inspector Joe Fredericksdorf said heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana were seized along with 21 guns and about $146,000 in cash.

Fredericksdorf said the operation at about 40 homes and street corners focused on dealers as opposed to users. He said the weapons will be tested to see if they have been involved in shootings.

Those arrested were charged with narcotics and weapons offenses.

(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Stories

More Top Stories

Latest Videos

More Local

Don't Miss