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21 suspects to be charged for alleged drug dealing in Indiana County

Renatta Signorini
| Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, 1:09 p.m.

State police in Indiana announced Wednesday the arrest of 21 mid-level drug dealers in connection with a year-long investigation.

The suspects all will be charged with possession with intent to deliver for alleged drug offenses in Indiana County and the surrounding areas. Police said troopers conducted undercover drug buys and used confidential informants.

The suspects dealt mostly in cocaine and heroin and are from areas in Indiana and Armstrong counties, including Blairsville and Saltsburg, police said in a news release.

Troopers out of the Indiana and Greensburg stations were assisted by state parole agents and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Police named 21 suspects, but charges against many of them had not been filed Wednesday.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, rsignorini@tribweb.com or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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