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HARRISBURG, Pa.-- After conducting an undercover operation, Harrisburg Vice Unit say they uncovered a drug paraphernalia dealing operation at Kennedy Fried Chicken.

On August 24, officers say they were able to purchase 500 unused heroin bags for $40 while undercover. After getting a search warrant, detectives returned on August 26 and say they recovered 10 cases of heroin bags totaling 180,000 bags valued at $14,000.

The owners, Awais and Waqas Ahmed, have been charged with possession of paraphernalia.

The establishment, located on the 2000 block of N. 6th Street, has now been closed due to the condition of the facility and several health code violations.

Anyone that has information regarding this incident is asked to call police at 717-558-6900 and ask for a detective or supervisor.