Two men were busted Thursday night for allegedly trying to sell 20 pounds of high-grade marijuana to undercover cops in the parking lot of Franklin Mills Mall, the District Attorney's Office announced Friday.
Anthony DeRosa, 39, of Wilkes-Barre, and Eric Boehm, 47, of Goshen, N.Y., were nabbed around 10 p.m. trying to sell the weed from a stash in the back of a minivan, according to the D.A.'s Office. Their arrests are part of an ongoing investigation into narcotics trafficking from the Wilkes-Barre area to Philadelphia.
Thursday night, assisted by Philadelphia Police, agents from the D.A.'s Office's Dangerous Drug Offenders Unit discovered 20 vacuum-sealed plastic bags of marijuana with a street value of about $100,000 in the back of a 2002 Chrysler minivan authorities say DeRosa and Boehm drove to Franklin Mills.
Both are charged with possession with intent to deliver, criminal conspiracy and related offenses.