'Operation Crushed Ice' drug bust results in 49 arrests

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 07:36PM
Richard Maitre, 27. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County Police)
Marc Massey, 36. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Herbert McClain, Jr., 30. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Jenna McGoldrick, 26. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Steven Miller, 29. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Michael Oxford, 38. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
David Price, 34. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Joseph Racca, 28. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Moiscell Robinson, 28. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Robbie Robinson, 40. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Austin Rodriguez, 29. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Deanie Seymour, 29. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Victor Smith, 37. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Theodore Spencer, 56. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Tonya Stewart, 39. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Andrea Sydenstricker, 27. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Barry Sydenstricker, 60. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Jonathan Taylor, 27. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Darrell Thomas, 33. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Timothy Turner, 27. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Louie Velez, 37. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Michael Walsh, Jr., 20. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Stephen Westmoreland, 33. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Michael Zelek, 30. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Michael Walsh, Sr., 38. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Brian Amoriello, 40. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Alberto Andrews, 37. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Jose Beltran-Mercado, 33. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Michael Brackin, 25. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Kiere Brown, 25. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Christopher Bryant, 29. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Nicole Bui, 29. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Samuel Carr, 29. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Julio Colon, 28. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Harry Dillow, 55. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Dean Fenner, 47. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Christopher Forrester, 38. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Gilberto Hernandez, 24. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Jeremy Horne, 26. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Eboni Jackson, 41. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Jermaine Jackson, 45. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Scott Johnson, 29. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
William Jones, 30. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Ryan Kelly, 36. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Maria Lemos, 41. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Carrie Lewis, 33. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Debra Lewis, 46. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Charles Chambers, 55. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
Brittaney Mantz, 24. The information and mugshots have been provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in connection with "Operation Crushed Ice." (Chester County District Attorney)
WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Authorities in Chester County have announced more than four dozen arrests in a major drug sweep operation dubbed "Operation Crushed Ice."

The joint 2-year operation between Chester County Detectives and Pennsylvania State Police targeted a drug-dealing operation based in Southern Chester County that prosecutors say extended throughout the Delaware Valley and across the United States.

According to the Chester County District Attorney, the ring bought and sold methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs, with a delivery operation that reached from around Philadelphia's suburbs, as far as Arizona and Puerto Rico.

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"The Arizona connection is because the best of the crystal meth, and he was supplying high quality crystal meth, comes from super labs out in Mexico, it comes right over the border in Arizona, and boom, there you are," said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan.

The alleged head of the organization was 27-year-old Richard Maitre of the 300 block of Connor Road in Oxford, Pa., Hogan said.

Authorities began tracking his activities back in 2015 when he they say he was dealing drugs from Chester County Prison.

The arrests finally came during a series of raids in January of this year, Hogan said, when police seized methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and prescription drugs at a home on Chesterville Road in Landenberg, Pa. and at 17 other locations in the region.

They also found more than 40 firearms, cash, more than 20 vehicles, and drug trafficking paraphernalia including scales and packaging materials.

Maitre and 48 others have been charged with felony drug trafficking, conspiracy, firearms violations and related charges.

Maitre's bail was set at $2,000,000 and he was remanded to Chester County Prison. All of the defendants were indicted by the Chester County Grand Jury.

According the D.A.'s office, the following suspects have also been charged:

Brian Amoriello, 40; Alberto Andrews, 37; Jose Beltran-Mercado, 33; Michael Brackin, 25; Kiere Brown, 25; Christopher Bryant, 29; Nicole Bui, 29; Samuel Carr, 29; Charles Chambers, 55; Julio Colon, 28; Harry Dillow, 55; Dean Fenner, 47; Christopher Forrester, 38; Gilberto Hernandez, 24; Jeremy Horne, 26; Eboni Jackson, 41; Jermaine Jackson, 45; Scott Johnson, 29; William Jones, 30; Ryan Kelly, 36; Maria Lemos, 41; Carrie Lewis, 33; Debra Lewis, 46; Brittaney Mantz, 24; Marc Massey, 36; Herbert McClain, Jr., 30; Jenna McGoldrick, 26; Steven Miller, 29; Michael Oxford, 38; David Price, 34; Joseph Racca, 28; Moiscell Robinson, 28; Robbie Robinson, 40; Austin Rodriguez, 29; Deanie Seymour, 29; Victor Smith, 37; Theodore Spencer, 56; Tonya Stewart, 39; Andrea Sydenstricker, 27; Barry Sydenstricker, 60; Jonathan Taylor, 27; Darrell Thomas, 33; Timothy Turner, 27; Louie Velez, 37; Michael Walsh, Jr., 20; Michael Walsh, Sr., 38; Stephen Westmoreland, 33; and Michael Zelek, 30.
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