April 9, 2013 | Vol. 73 No. 37

43 arrested in Carrick drug investigation

A nearly year-long investigation in Carrick by Pittsburgh police has resulted in the arrest of 43 individuals on drug related charges.

Based on Carrick resident complaints, surveillance, and simple street arrests, Narcotics Detectives were able to develop confidential informants who proved to be invaluable in providing information and assisting detectives in their ability to make undercover purchases from suspected drug dealers. Through their efforts, team work and, at times great risk to their own safety the detectives were able to make a significant impact against illegal drug trafficking in Carrick.

The 10 month long investigation, April 2012 through February, 2013, resulted in the arrests of the 43 people with 11 arrests still pending and the seizure of: 6,654 stamp bags of heroin with a street value of $66,540; 113 grams of Crack cocaine, street value $13,560; 44-Xanax , 15-Vicoden, 6-Percocet, with a combined street value of $650; 5 grams of marijuana, street value $100; 50 grams of K2-synthetic marijuana, street value of $1000; 6 grams of hashish, street value $600; and, the seizure of $11,589 in cash.

The PBP Narcotics Investigations Unit is continuing their investigation of illegal drug activity and arrests throughout the City of Pittsburgh.

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