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22 suspects still sought in countywide drug sweep in Berks

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Published On: Jul 01 2014 03:30:08 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 01 2014 05:27:40 PM CDT

Berks County authorities continue their search for 22 of 48 suspects who were targeted in a countywide drug sweep last week.

READING, Pa. -

Berks County authorities continue their search for 22 of 48 suspects who were targeted in a countywide drug sweep last week.

Detectives with the district attorney's office released a list Tuesday of the alleged drug dealers and alleged street-level customers still being sought:

  • Miguel "Mikey" Torres, 33, 500 block Oley Street, Reading. He is charged with one count of corrupt organizations, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Erick Marrero, 19, 400 block West Oley Street and 600 block Gordon Street, Reading. He is charged with one count of corrupt organizations, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Nestor Gonzalez, 23, 300 block West Douglass Street, 600 block Gordon Street and 900 North Front Street, Reading. He is charged with one count of corrupt organizations, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Luis Ramirez, 23, 300 block Lackawanna Street, 600 block Gordon Street, and 900 block Scott Street, Reading. He is charged with one count of corrupt organizations, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Luis Ortiz, 23, 100 block Rose Street and 500 block Minor Street, Reading. He is charged with one count of corrupt organizations, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Jacob Rivera, 20, 400 block South 10th Street, Reading. He is charged with one count of corrupt organizations, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Edwin Colon, 34, unit block Maple Street, Reading. He is charged with one count of corrupt organizations, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Staley Williams, 35, 400 block Sycamore Road, West Reading. He is charged with one count of corrupt organizations, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Daniel Roman, 33, 100 block Oley Street, Reading. He is charged with one count of corrupt organizations, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Angel Garcia, 38, address unknown. He is charged with one count of corrupt organizations, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Maurice Price, 35, 1100 block Wabank, Lancaster. He is charged with one count of corrupt organizations, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Anthony Ovid, 37, 300 block Hollenbach Street, Reading. He is charged with one count of corrupt organizations, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Mariano Cardona-Torres, 29, 700 block Walnut Street, Reading. He is charged with one count of corrupt organizations, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Ashley Kettering, 24, 4200 block Hill Terrace Drive, Sinking Spring. She is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Stephanie DiPietro, 23, 200 block West Walnut Street, Blandon. She is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Chelsea Bell, 22, 300 block South 11th Street, Reading and 1400 block Claire Drive, Birdsboro. She is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Samuel Stumhofer, 37, 100 block Upland Court, Hamburg. He is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Roni Fisher, 30, 300 block Lombard Street, Reading. She is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Margaret Murphy, 36, 1500 block Cotton Street, Reading. She is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Cheuy Francisco, 22, 700 block North 10th Street, Reading. He is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Ellen Waruszewski, 51, 3300 block Rosedale Avenue, Laureldale. She is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
  • Anthony Koullias, 25, 1100 block Penn Avenue, Wyomissing. He is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Anyone with information that can help authorities track down the remaining suspects can call Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913. A cash reward is offered for information that leads to an arrest.

Twenty-six other suspects have already been apprehended in the sweep, which occurred throughout Berks County last Tuesday, June 24, following an 11-moth investigation, dubbed "Operation Tourniquet."

The probe, said District Attorney John Adams, focused on the distribution of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription medications by two loosely tied organizations throughout Berks, Lancaster and Schuylkill counties.