Allegheny County, Coraopolis roundup spawns dozens of drug arrests

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Allegheny County and Coraopolis police arrested more than 70 street-level drug dealers Monday, following an eight-month investigation.

County police Superintendent Charles Moffatt said undercover police made numerous purchases of drugs, including pills and heroin, and guns, leading to 85 arrest warrants being issued. Police arrested 73 people by 5 p.m., with a dozen still at large. Police also seized an assault weapon, a handgun and 1.25 ounces of crack cocaine, county police said.

The majority of those charged are from Coraopolis, and others are from McKees Rocks, Moon, Neville, Pittsburgh's North Side, Robinson, Stowe and Beaver and Butler counties. It doesn't appear that those arrested were part of a drug ring, Superintendent Moffatt said.


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