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Drug charges: 25 charged after 2-year drug investigation

Twenty-five people have recently been identified as being involved in one of the biggest drug rings in Montgomery County. Drug charges have been filed in connection with the biggest fentanyl trafficking organizations in Pennsylvania, according to police. Charges stem from a two-year investigation.

Five men have been identified as leading the alleged drug ring. During search warrants, police allegedly found illegal firearms as well as material to make illegal drugs. Wiretaps were used in Operation Poison Control, as it was named, to track a drug transfer as it was happening. Reportedly, the tap led police to find almost 200 grams of fentanyl in a mini van which is said to be the equivalent of nearly 6,600 street doses.

Fentanyl is about 50 times more potent than heroin and accounts for 245 overdose deaths in Montgomery County, police said. Police say they also seized $3,400 in cash and seven illegal handguns. Four of the five alleged leaders of the drug ring are each being held on a bail of $1 million cash.

The defense of drug charges may take the knowledge and experience of a seasoned Pennsylvania attorney. Whether a person has been charged with trafficking, possession or conspiracy, his or her freedom and future are on the line. An attorney will help to protect a client's rights and advise him or her on the best course of action.  The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures, and a lawyer can address any perceived violations of those rights in court. 

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