Heroin trafficking arrests

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Three people were arrested after an investigation into a heroin trafficking operation that spanned parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Sabree Burke, 30, Roderick McKinney, 24, and Stanley Akers, 21, face charges related to heroin trafficking, according to the Montgomery County district attorney's office. The three were arrested after an investigation by multiple agencies into a heroin trafficking organization.

The three had a significant amount of heroin and cash on their person and in their residences, the DA's office said. Officers found heroin bricks with a combined street value of more than $100,000, the DA's office said.

"Burke's arrest and the arrest of two of his main lieutenants, Akers and McKinney, has cut off a significant source of heroin in Southeastern Pennsylvania and central new Jersey," DA Kevin Steele said. "Law enforcement is committed to working together to investigate an dismantle drug trafficking operations like Burke's."

Burke was charged with felony possession with intent to deliver, person not to possess a firearm, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and related charges. He was sent to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after not posting bail. He faces a preliminary hearing on Nov. 26.

McKinney and Akers each face several drug-related charges. They are in the Mercer County Corrections Center pending detention hearings on Nov. 20.