02 - 07 - 2014 Major heroin ring bust makes a dent in drug trafficing
[CDT] Several suspected heroin dealers were arrested yesterday morning after a two-year investigation primarily in Centre County. In March 2012, agents from the state Attorney Generalâs Office Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and local police began the investigation, which focused on trafficking large amounts of heroin throughout Centre Co. Yesterday, several suspects were charged at the bureauâs office in Centre Co. Others had already been charged and incarcerated and two suspects have not been apprehended. Anthony Sassano, the regional director for the Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, said that agents discovered that a New York heroin and cocaine source in Pleasant Gap was using local people to make deliveries, primarily in the area and in Williamsport. The bust was part of a larger operation that is expected to continue with more arrests, according to the Attorney Generalâs Office.