KINGSTON - Five people were arraigned today on charges they peddled a large amount of marijuana and several kilos of cocaine from New York City to Luzerne County.
Drug agents with the state Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and Luzerne County Drug Task Force served search warrants at The Master Barber Shop and Idley’s Furniture Store on Hazle Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, an apartment at Mayflower Crossings on South Empire Street, Wilkes-Barre, and a residence on Coplay Place, Mountain Top, early Thursday morning.
State Deputy Attorney General Tim Doherty said in court that the five people were involved in a “Major narcotics investigation importing and distributing multiple pounds of marijuana and cocaine.”
Ramon Colon, 26, and his wife, Alexandra Mateo, 21, of Mayflower Crossings, were identified by Doherty in court as the alleged ring leaders.
Freddy Reyes, 45, of Coplay Place, David Castro, 37, of Hayes Street, Hazleton, and David Hernandez, of Wilkes-Barre, were also charged in the trafficking drug ring.
They were arraigned by District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston and all jailed at the county correctional facility for lack of $1 million bail each.