State Investigators Raid 16 Locations In Area Crystal Meth Probe - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

State Investigators Raid 16 Locations In Area Crystal Meth Probe

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Only FOX 29 was there as investigators from the State Attorney General's Organized Crime Section swooped down on more than a dozen locations Wednesday morning in a wide sweeping probe into the distribution of crystal methamphetamine in our area.

"It's unbelievable, and they're totally hidden down here," one neighbor said.

Neighbors who wanted to remain anonymous were surprised when agents rolled onto River Road in Roxborough armed with search warrants from a long running drug investigation into the lucrative meth trade that reaches from here to Montgomery and Chester counties and on into Delaware. Neighbors were glad to see the crackdown.

"Get the drug elements out of the neighborhood. This is a nice street," the longtime resident said.

Law enforcement sources tell FOX 29 investigators believe the crystal meth in this case is not homegrown, but coming from as far away as Mexico.

Undercover Investigators spent several hours at this location, searching the home and a car parked in the driveway. Sources say they did recover crystal meth stashed in the car's trunk inside a bucket of spackle. A Philadelphia Police k-9 was also brought in to try and uncover evidence here.

"Ridiculous, in Roxborough, it shuts down at eight o'clock at night," she added

Investigators left with several boxes of evidence. This neighbor says no one here wants drugs being peddled from their community. Some say they long suspected drug activity on their block so they welcomed the police presence in this quiet riverfront neighborhood.

"I wish they would come by every day, yeah I mean I'll make them a cup of coffee," she said.

Sources say evidence recovered in today's raids will be submitted to a state grand jury now investigating this distribution ring.

Sources also say undercover surveillance and wire taps helped lead to today's raid.

Several cars were also seized during these searches. Charges are not expected until early in the New Year.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Suspect Arrested In Upper Merion Burglary, Home Invasion

    Suspect Arrested In Upper Merion Burglary, Home Invasion

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-07-23 05:05:55 GMT
    SkyFOX was over the scene in Upper Merion just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning where police say what started as a burglary turned into a home invasion.
    SkyFOX was over the scene in Upper Merion just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning where police say what started as a burglary turned into a home invasion.
  • 'Tuesday's Children' Remembers Family Members Lost To Terrorism

    'Tuesday's Children' Remembers Family Members Lost To Terrorism

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:35:22 GMT
    These children all share a common bond. They've all lost someone they love - because of terrorism.
    These children all share a common bond. They've all lost someone they love - because of terrorism.
  • Shoppers Get Sneak Peak Of New Target Store In King Of Prussia

    Shoppers Get Sneak Peak Of New Target Store In King Of Prussia

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:58:18 GMT
    Shoppers got a sneak peak of the mega Target store located by the King of Prussia mall on Tuesday.
    Shoppers got a sneak peak of the mega Target store located by the King of Prussia mall on Tuesday.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices