06/24/14 Heroin Ring Busted After Year-long Investigation
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Location: 915 Clarence Ave and at least 3 other locations New Castle, PA Lawrence County
06/24/14 Around 4:30 this morning, the Lawrence County Drug Task Force along with a multitude of other agencies, initiated several search warrants on four homes in the county. At least 8 individuals were taken into custody and several others are expected to be arrested, including a juvenile. The year-long investigation puts an end to the 3 to 6 million dollar heroin distribution ring lead by kingpin Michael Schmidt, Sr. of 915 Clarence Ave. in New Castle. District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa gave reporters at the Lawrence County Government Center detailed information of the investigation this afternoon. The nearly complete press conference runs approximately 14 minutes and is available here on KDSTV.com.