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Berks County drug sweep nets 48 arrests

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A nearly year long investigation into several drug dealers in Berks County ended with early morning raids that resulted in seizures of several guns, “substantial” amounts of illegal drugs, $40,000 in cash and 48 arrests. Berks County image (2)Detectives and agents from the Attorney General’s Office started the investigation in July of 2013, focusing on several street and mid-level drug dealers they say were selling heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, marijuana and prescription drugs.

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Investigators learned the dealers were part of two organizations that were distributing drugs, mainly heroin throughout Berks, Lancaster and Schuykill Counties. Members of both organizations acquired bulk quantities of illegal drugs and broke them down to street level packages.

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Early Monday morning, police executed 16 search warrants throughout Berks County and one in Lancaster County. They seized ten guns, nine vehicles, a dune buggy, substantial amounts of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, packaging materials and cell phones.


Arrested and charged with Corrupt Organizations, Criminal Use of Communication Facility, Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activities, Possession, PWI, Delivery of Controlled Substances :


Miguel “ Mikey” Torres (33 years of age)

518 Oley Street, Reading, PA

Hommy Colon (33 years of age)

303 North Waverly Street, Shillington, PA

Jonathan Gonzalez (26 years of age)

401 Elm Street, Reading, PA

Erick Marrero (19 years of age)

426 West Oley Street, Reading, PA

Nestor Gonzalez (23 years of age)

341 West Douglass Street, Reading, PA

Luis Ramirez (23 years of age)

300 Lackawanna Street, Apt. 3D, Reading, PA

Luis Ortiz (23 years of age)

137 Rose Street, Reading, PA

Daniel Velez (30 years of age)

Half-way house, Wernersville

Jorge Morales-Gasparini (48 years of age)

135 Rose Street, Reading, PA

Jaime Acosta (34 years of age)

1024 Scott Street, Reading, PA

Jacob Rivera (20 years of age)

402 South 10th Street, Reading, PA

Edwin Colon (34 years of age)

33 Maple Street, Reading, PA

Staley Williams (35 years of age)

402 Sycamore Street, West Reading, PA

William Colon (24 years of age)

340 Pear Street, Reading, PA

Alexis Arroyo (39 years of age)

1900 Lorraine Road, Apt. 27D, Reading, PA

Daniel Roman (33 years of age)

104 Oley Street, Reading, PA

Angel Garcia (38 years of age)

Unknown address in Pottsville, PA

Harry Yellets Jr. (54 years of age)

45 South Pearl Street, Lancaster, PA

Maurice Price (35 years of age)

1131 Wabank Apt. F201, Lancaster, PA

Victor Brown (44 years of age)

350 Elm Street, Reading, PA

William Cordero (38 years of age)

Berks County Jail System???

Anthony Ovid (37 years of age)

327 Hollenbach Street, Reading, PA

Curtis McNeill (31 years of age)

920 Washington Street, Apt#2, Reading, PA

Felix Romero-Dejesus (26 years of age)

1030 ½ Elm Street, Reading, PA

Mariano Cardona-Torres (29 years of age)

711 Walnut Street, Reading, PA

Adam Minngia (49 years of age)

703 Hillside Drive, Hamburg, PA

John Doe “Lebanon”

John Doe “AB”

Arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substances, Criminal Use of Communication Facility:

Jessica Sickafus (24 years of age)

159 Tulpehocken Street, Bernville, PA

Ashley Kettering (24 years of age)

4227 Hill Terrace Drive, Sinking Spring, PA

Stephanie DiPietro (23 years of age)

228 West Walnut Tree Street, Blandon, PA

Christina Habel (22 years of age)

204 Nicole Drive, Reading, PA

Chelsea Bell (22 years of age)

331 South 11th Street, Reading, PA

Keith Becker (53 years of age)

721 Cocalico Drive, Birdsboro, PA

Nikki Swisher (20 years of age)

1339 Mineral Spring Avenue, Reading, PA

Samuel Stumhofer (37 years of age)

150 Upland Court, Hamburg, PA

Roni Fisher (30 years of age)

327 Lombard Street, Reading, PA

Margaret Murphy (36 years of age)

1517 Cotton Street, Reading, PA

Marie Castro (40 years of age)

205 Oley Street, Apt#2, Reading, PA

Cheuy Francisco (22 years of age)

701 North 10th Street, Rear Apt, Reading, PA

Suliman Popal (28 years of age)

30 Laurel Avenue, Birdsboro, PA

Ellen Waruszewski (51 years of age)

3324 Rosedale Avenue, Laureldale, PA

Anthony Koullias (25 years of age)

1145 Penn Avenue, Apt#2, Wyomissing, PA

Israel Perez-Lopez (28 years of age)

148 West Oley Street, Reading, PA

John Doe “Domino”

John Doe “Frankie”

John Doe “Ralphie”

Jane Doe