Updated:TARENTUM, Pa.,None - Police in the Tarentum area and agents from the State Attorney General's Office arrested dozens of people Friday, all wanted on drug-related charges.
Members from the AG's office along with the Westmoreland County Drug Task Force and numerous police departments in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties have warrants for the arrests of 40 street-level drug dealers.
Investigators said these suspected drug dealers are running their operations throughout the Allegheny-Kiski Valley.
"Street and mid-level dealers are the nuts-and-bolts of any drug network," Attorney General Tom Corbett said. "Their activity has a direct impact on public safety and quality of life in our communities, supporting and feeding drug addiction and other drug-related crime."
Corbett explained that the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation works hand-in-hand with regional drug task forces and local police across the state, using evidence and intelligence gathered from street-level drug investigations to develop cases against large scale drug traffickers and distributors.
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