PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There was an all-out blitz Friday morning as police officers were busy rounding up known drug dealers in several local communities.
Police have been conducting undercover buys and investing for six months to develop a list of suspects wanted for selling heroin and crack cocaine.
To the unsuspecting 14 individuals on the list today, the knock on the door ultimately led to their arrest.
Several were picked up in McKees Rocks and surrounding areas and are accused of selling heroin and crack cocaine.
At one woman’s home in nearby Stowe Township, money, products used for the selling of drugs and a small amount of crack was discovered during the arrest.
A K-9 searched the basement of the building looking for additional drugs that may have been stored there as well.
“They did some control buys with her for suspected heroin,” Stowe Township Police Acting Chief Matthew Preininger said. “They’re just making our community that much worse. Just pick them up, clean it up, get them out of here, because it’s making Stowe Township intolerable for the good people who live here.”
This investigation in particular has been going on for several months. With the help of the District Attorney’s Narcotics Enforcement Task Team, officers rounded up as many as they could from the list of 14.
“We do not have 14 vacancies in McKees Rocks for drug dealers. And I hope the residents see the efforts that our officers and the DANET detectives are putting forth,” McKees Rocks Police Chief Robert Cifrulak said.
Chief Cifrulak said these drug investigations are always going on with the goal in mind to make the streets as safe as possible for the people who live there.