Pittsburgh police make drug arrests in Carrick, Knoxville, Sheraden, Elliot and Hazelwood

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Pittsburgh police announced today that detectives in their narcotics and vice unit made 122 arrests in five neighborhoods over the past eight months.

They seized 26 guns and about $120,000 in cash.

Most of the people arrested acted alone, although some did work in groups of four or five, Lt. Robert Roth said at a press conference.

The detectives focused their efforts in Carrick, Knoxville, Sheraden, Elliot and Hazelwood, working primarily off tips from confidential informants and from calls made to the narcotics office or to the city's 311 hotline. Agents from the Pennsylvania attorney general's office also helped.

Assistant Chief of Investigations George Trosky urged residents to continue calling, saying many of the arrests would not have happened without their help.

Callers can remain anonymous.


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