McKEES ROCKS (KDKA) — A number of suspected drug dealers are off the streets today after area departments joined together to serve more than 40 felony arrest warrants.
It was the culmination of a six-month investigation.
Police were forced to chase after 31-year-old Randy Jones who took off running through some nearby woods before authorities even had a chance to issue the arrest warrant.
Officials say he was caught a few blocks away with narcotics.
On Friday morning, members of the District Attorney Narcotics Enforcement Task Force went after almost two dozen suspected drug dealers throughout Allegheny County.
“This was a six-month investigation of street and mid-level heroin and crack cocaine dealers,” said Chief Robert Cifrulak, of the McKees Rocks Police.
Police spent months undercover, building a case that evolved eventually into 22 targets. Among other charges, those taken into custody today will face felony possession with intent to deliver.
“A number of buys were made from each of these individuals and it’s just a network investigation, one overlaps into the other. Before you know it you have 22 suspects like we have here,” added Chief Cifrulak.
Members of the Allegheny County Housing Police were also part of the investigation.