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Several arrests in Berks County drug round-up

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Detectives from the Berks County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and the Pennsylvania State Police arrested 7 drug dealers for numerous violations of the PA Drug Device and Cosmetic Act (Possession, Possession With the Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Heroin, Cocaine and Marijuana) early this morning. The investigation was the result of numerous complaints from concerned citizens regarding recent overdose deaths from Heroin and information obtained from confidential sources, according to a release from the Drug Task Force. Today’s operation was the culmination of a four month long joint investigation, where undercover detectives and confidential sources purchased small amounts of Heroin, Cocaine and Marijuana from drug dealers in Northeast Berks County.  Undercover purchases ranged from $30.00 to $170.00 worth of Heroin, Cocaine and Marijuana.

 

The following twelve individuals were charged:

 

  1. Michael Moll (26 years of age)

10 Moll Lane

Mertztown, PA

 

  1. Ashley Hettrick (19 years of age)

1242 State Street

Mertztown, PA

 

 

 

 

  1. Logan Fenstermacher (20 years of age)

22 West Franklin Street

Topton, PA

 

  1. Dylan Lesher (21 years of age)

000 Blk. of Edelstein Lane

Mertztown, PA

 

  1. Ross Brugger (20 years of age)

200 Block West Franklin Street

Topton, PA

 

  1. Brett Brugger (19 years of age)

200 Block West Franklin Street

Topton, PA

 

  1. Carl Ritzman (45 years of age)

901 South Temple Blvd.

Temple, PA

 

  1. Jesse Strain (47 years of age)

10 West High Street

Topton, PA

 

  1. Heather Gulick (21 years of age)

132 Deisher Lane

Kutztown, PA

 

  1. Alexis Miller (19 years of age)

2000 Blk. Rt 737

Kempton, PA

 

  1. Cameron Grace (18 years of age)

33 East High Street

Topton, PA

 

  1. Female juvenile (17 years of age)

Brandywine student

 

 

Arrest warrants were obtained from Magisterial District Judge Victor Frederick.

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