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Ten charged with dealing heroin and cocaine in Pike County

George Earle IV

January 20, 2014

Seven suspected drug dealers were arrested in Pike County on January 14 as part of an investigation by the Pike County District Attorney’s Office into the selling of heroin and cocaine in Pike County. Three additional arrests are expected.

District Attorney Raymond Tonkin said the investigation focused on drug dealing in Delaware Township and Dingman Township, but also included drug purchases in Matamoras Borough.

The investigation began three months ago when detectives from the Pike County District Attorney’s Office learned that there was a group of loosely knit individuals selling heroin and cocaine in the Delaware Township area. Through the use of informants and undercover officers, investigators made a total of 16 purchases of heroin and 5 purchases of cocaine. In all, investigators purchased approximately 535 bags of heroin and 22.8 grams of cocaine. The purchases ranged from between $40 and $840.

After the Pike County Detectives obtained arrest warrants for a total of ten individuals, approximately 30 law enforcement agents from the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, Eastern Pike Regional Police, Milford Police Department, Shohola Police Department, the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office and the Pike County Probation Department set out early this morning to serve arrest warrants on those individuals charged with drug trafficking.

A total of 7 were arrested with three persons still being sought. An 11th person was charged with hindering the arrest of two individuals.

According to the criminal complaint charging Saeed Musah, age 21, he sold cocaine to a confidential informant on three separate occasions. On November 15, 2013, Musah sold 3 grams of suspected cocaine to a confidential informant for $300. Again on November 27, 2013, Musah sold 7 grams of suspected cocaine to a confidential informant for $740. On the final occasion on December 4, 2013, Musah sold 10.5 grams of suspected cocaine for $840 to a confidential informant.