2 Philly men indicted for having $10 million of cocaine
Two Philadelphia men arrested in North Braddock in February for allegedly having about $10 million worth of cocaine are now facing federal drug charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Pittsburgh.
Jermaine Kyle Clark, 41, and Terry Suggs, Jr., 34, are named in a three-count indictment handed down Wednesday but not made public until Friday by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh.
The men are accused of distributing cocaine and methamphetamine, the office’s website reports.
On Feb. 29, the Allegheny County District Attorney Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted a controlled drug buy.
Officials said Clark and Suggs were found with 23 vacuum-sealed packages containing about 23 kilograms of cocaine.
They say the drugs were found inside hidden compartments in vehicles driven by the men.
Police also found $8,000 in the vehicle driven by Suggs.
The drug team started the investigation last summer.
In February, the Allegheny County District Attorney Office spokesman called Clark the “head of the trafficking organization” and named Suggs Jr. as a co-conspirator.
If convicted, the law provides for a sentence of at least 10 years up to life in prison.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebecca L. Silinski is prosecuting this case.
The county drug team made the initial arrests the FBI conducted the follow-up investigation.
Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .