A federal grand jury has indicted 21 people on charges of dealing drugs as part of a trafficking organization operating in Allegheny, Washington and Fayette counties.
They are charged with dealing cocaine, crack, heroin and fentanyl, the U.S. attorney’s office said, following a seven-month wiretap investigation of 10 cellphones and dubbed “Operation Skyfall” by federal agents and police.
Authorities said the ring was led by Marcus Brown of Washington, Pa., who was arrested in October after a trip to pick up drugs in a New Jersey hotel parking lot. It was active across Western Pennsylvania and supplied out of New Jersey.
According to a criminal complaint filed in October, Mr. Brown and Steve Law IV obtained cocaine and heroin from New Jersey suppliers and distributed it in the Pittsburgh region, particularly in Washington County.