13 charged in heroin ring bust of suburban Pa. compound that made $1M a year, police say

Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:23AM
(Bucks County District Attorney's Office)
Casey McCarthy (Bucks County District Attorney's Office)
Thomas McCarthy (Bucks County District Attorney's Office)
Kenneth Delp (Bucks County District Attorney's Office)
Antoine Harris (Bucks County District Attorney's Office)
Lauren Bihl (Bucks County District Attorney's Office)
Daniel Moyer (Bucks County District Attorney's Office)
Michael Wentz (Bucks County District Attorney's Office)
Chad Knechel (Bucks County District Attorney's Office)
Melody Clugh (Bucks County District Attorney's Office)
Ryan Mokrynchuk (Bucks County District Attorney's Office)
Jillian Betts (Bucks County District Attorney's Office)
QUAKERTOWN, Pa. - Authorities in Bucks County, Pa., have announced 13 people have been charged in connection to a major heroin ring bust.

The Bucks County District Attorney's Office says from at least 2013 to 2016, the organization, allegedly led by brothers Sheamus McCarthy, 27, and Casey McCarthy, 22, distributed a large quantity of heroin to Quakertown residents.
13 charged in Bucks County heroin ring bust

"The operation in a nutshell went as far back as 2013 in which a heroin pipeline from Philadelphia was cultivated by the McCarthys," Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub Wednesday.

The brothers, authorities say, ran the illegal enterprise from a remote, wooded family compound in Richland Township and did almost $1 million in annual business.

They say the organization sold between 200 and 400 bundles of heroin per week, with each bundle containing 10 to 14 individual bags, according to a 195-page presentment issued by an investigating county grand jury.

Weintraub says the group sold drugs under various brand names - Miami, Protocol and Fresh, which led to multiple overdoses and at least two deaths.

Police arrested Sheamus and Casey McCarthy along with nine other suspects Monday, including the men's brother Thomas.

Weintraub said two of those charged remain on the loose: Antoine Harris and Ryan Mokrynchuk. They are asking the public for help locating them.

Antoine Harris

Ryan Mokrynchuk



Authorities say the heroin came primarily from Harris, a longtime supplier in West Philadelphia, and flowed through a multi-layered enterprise in Upper Bucks County.

Weintraub says they don't have enough evidence to search the family home and admits the case is challenging because it's based on testimony and limited physical evidence.
"We're going to need the cooperation of people to testify to thism but we believe if we get it, justice will prevail," Weintraub said
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