On Tuesday, Pennsylvania State Police and other local departments identified what they believed were street-level drug dealers operating in and around Ellwood City.
"At the present time we, have numerous ongoing investigations targeting street-level, mid-level and top-tier drug dealers," Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa said. "This operation focused on street-level dealers in and around Ellwood City and constituters yet another step forward in our efforts to clean up our communities."
The operation took several months of planning and undercover investigations, officials said.
The charges filed against the 12 individuals include delivery, possession with intent, and conspiracy to deliver.
Below is a list of the suspects and the charges against them:
David Martin Kimmel, Ellwood City Delivery, Possession w/ Intent Timothy Douglas Jackson, Ellwood City Delivery, Possession w/Intent Sean Michael Shaffer, Jr., Ellwood City Possession Virginia Klinesmith, Ellwood City Delivery, Possession w/Intent Terrance Dominq Shelby, Beaver Falls Delivery, Possession w/Intent Frederick James Carlin, Ellwood City Delivery, Possession w/Intent Matthew Colich, North Beaver Possession w/Intent Richelle Lynn Kosto, Ellwood City Delivery, Possession w/Intent Sarah Emma Parks, Beaver Falls Delivery, Possession w/Intent Leah Renae Schwartz, Ellwood City Delivery, Possession w/Intent Shawn Obrien Hardesty, Wampum Conspiracy to Deliver Meagan Mae Yhelka, Fombell Delivery, Possession w/Intent