Twenty-two people are in custody and another 21 are still wanted after a major drug sweep in Pottstown, Montgomery Co., officials said.
District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, along with Montgomery Co. sheriffs and Pottstown police, announced the sweep, which netted more than $15,000 worth of narcotics.
Officers seized two pounds of marijuana, 225 oxycodone pills and 89 grams of cocaine along with an SUV and nearly $11,000 in cash during the bust, which targeted street level drug dealing in the borough, said Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.
Officers executed 43 arrest warrants on charges ranging from felony narcotic violations to robbery. Those arrested were then arraigned.
Borough residents said they are pleased police are taking measures to clean up the streets.
"I think that's a good message and hope that the people that were doing it will learn a lesson," said Karim Donarum. "For the safety and security of our community and our children, we want to make sure that that's not out there."
"You see a lot of crap running around out here, so it's good they're doing what they got to do," said John.
Police are continuing to look for those with outstanding warrants in connection with the sweep.
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