Friday, May 22, 2015

The fruits of busting a drug-ring

Wondering what the haul is from busting a major marijuana-trafficking ring? Here's what was on display at the press conference where Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman announced arrests in "Operation: Weed Whacker." We're talking about an operation that trafficked more than 3,673 pounds of marijuana from California, to Philadelphia, and then throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania with an estimated street value of $14.7 million.

The fruits of busting a drug-ring

Wondering what the haul is from busting a major marijuana-trafficking ring? Here's what was on display at the press conference where Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman announced arrests in "Operation: Weed Whacker." We're talking about an operation that trafficked more than 3,673 pounds of marijuana from California, to Philadelphia, and then throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania with an estimated street value of $14.7 million. Just the cash in the garage where the press conference was held likely was enough to pay for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah party, college education, and wedding (okay, so I think ahead). No wonder a contingent of state troopers were on guard.

You're looking at bags of cash, marijuana, supplies for the trafficking ring, cellphones and firearms.


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Montco Memo, a blog written by Inquirer staffers Carolyn Davis and Jessica Parks, covers police and courts, issues and community news in Montgomery County.

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