BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) – Five people allegedly involved in a fentanyl ring that trafficked drugs from Philadelphia to Butler were arrested.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro says the drug operation trafficked an estimated kilo of heroin and fentanyl to Butler County with a street value of up to $400,000.READ MORE: Redistricting Commission Scales Back Original Plan For Counting Inmates
Desirae Feitl, Quinzal Powell, Jodi Shirey, Brandi Zediker and Crystal Pakutz were all arrested and face multiple drug charges.READ MORE: Former Mylan Executive Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading, Preparing False Tax Return
The Attorney General’s Office says Powell orchestrated the sale and distribution of 50,000 doses of heroin and fentanyl between Philadelphia and Butler counties. Feitl and Pakutz allegedly sold 12,800 and 41,000 doses. The AG’s Office says Shirey and Zediker acted as distributors.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Visits Western Pennsylvania School For The Deaf, Learns Sign Language
“Eleven Pennsylvanians die from opioids every day, and we will not sit idly by when dealers traffic poison across Pennsylvania and try to profit from devastating our communities,” said Attorney General Shapiro in a press release. “My office, along with our law enforcement partners, will continue to hold those accountable who profit from drug trafficking.”