Allentown man arrested for role in massive drug ring, FBI says

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Published: Dec 26 2012 02:05:33 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 26 2012 02:37:27 PM EST
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An Allentown man is among 15 people who have been arrested for their alleged roles in a drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing cocaine and heroin throughout the Northeast region, according to the FBI's Newark division.

William Crespo, aka Negro, 33, of Allentown, is among those who have been arrested over the past three weeks by FBI agents and local police in connection with a drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing cocaine and heroin in the Elizabeth, N.J.; Allentown, Pa.; Hartford, Conn.; and Hagersville, Md., areas, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Wednesday.

Crespo was charged with one count of conspiring to distribute controlled dangerous substances.

According to Fishman, between November 2011 and Nov. 30, 2012, law enforcement was involved in an investigation into a drug trafficking organization operating in the Elizabeth and Newark areas. The organization had people in Puerto Rico and elsewhere coordinating shipments of cocaine and heroin through the U.S. mails to New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

The narcotics would be concealed in items such as candles and children’s toys. Individuals in New Jersey would coordinate these shipments, process or "cut" the narcotics, and distribute the narcotics to locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, and other locations.