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Major Drug Bust In Carrick Leads To 43 Arrests

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CARRICK (KDKA) — After a 10-month investigation, police have arrested dozens of people in a major drug bust in the Carrick area.

The arrests were made possible by citizen complaints and surveillance.

Narcotics detectives made 43 arrests and 11 arrests are still pending.

Authorities recovered 6,654 stamp bags of Heroin and 113 grams of crack cocaine, as well as Xanax, Percocet, Vicoden, Marijuana, Synthetic Marijuana and Hashish.

The street value of the drugs is nearly $100,000.

Police say most of the drug trade was happening along the Brownsville Road corridor by big-shot drug dealers who were not necessarily connected.

“A lot of them are not connected to each other,” said Pittsburgh Police Lt. Robert Roth. “So once we arrest one person, we get intelligence from them that we want another person, the don’t even know that we have anything going on in the area.”

Police plan on giving more information on this major bust later Friday morning.

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