Heroin dealers used two-car strategy to protect drugs from capture

     (Victoria 1/BigStock)

    (Victoria 1/BigStock)

    Thirteen people are charged with running a major heroin ring in Bucks County, Pa. 

    Bucks County Deputy District Attorney Dave A. Keightly Jr. said among those arrested were brothers Sheamus Patrick McCarthy and Casey James McCarthy. They’re accused of running a million dollar a year heroin operation that was constantly selling in Quakertown and other areas of upper Bucks County.

    “A pizza store a 7-Eleven, an ice cream store, a lot of it was in Richlandtown Borough, a lot of it was whatever public location was convenient  like the parking lot of the grocery store or somebody’s apartment.”

    Keightly said the drugs were sold in a two-car operation to avoid arrest.

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    “There was a second car to follow closely behind and if the police were to get behind them the follow car was supposed to distract police by purposely violating traffic laws and get stopped so that the car with all the drugs or cash in it would get away.”

    The grand jury presentment alleges one fatal overdose and several non-fatal incidents are linked to drugs sold by the ring.

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