Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the arrests of 13 individuals on Thursday who were part of a major drug trafficking ring in Elk and Erie counties.
Authorities say the individuals were trafficking heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine.
“While we lose 14 Pennsylvanians a day to drug overdoses, these individuals peddled poisons into our communities with total disregard for the consequences,” said Attorney General Shapiro. “We’re committed to shutting down these dangerous, illegal trafficking operations, keeping Pennsylvania neighborhoods safe, and saving lives.”
Authorities say the investigation into the drug ring began in 2019 when narcotics agents identified four individuals who were trafficking large quantities of methamphetamine, as well as heroin/fentanyl, throughout Elk and Erie counties, according to a press release.