Marijuana ring broken up locally
MILTON – A large marijuana ring has been broken up and several local residents were arrested. State Attorney General Kathleen Kane says the investigation was a joint effort with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and local police known as “Operation Rise Up.” It began in October of 2013 and focused on drug trafficking activities by 63-year-old Thomas McEvoy of Milton and 50-year-old Amanda Smith of Lewisburg.
McEvoy reportedly used the Internet to find multiple marijuana sources in California. He is accused of placing orders for marijuana between November 2011 and November 2013. McEvoy and his associates allegedly received numerous parcels from California containing marijuana, which were delivered to McEvoy and other addresses in Union and Northumberland Counties. McEvoy allegedly obtained and distributed nearly 200 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $700,000.
McEvoy’s other associates include 32-year-old Sean Russavage of New Columbia, 30-year-old Bradley Snyder of Northumberland, 33-year-old Keith Crebs of Milton, 31-year-old Henry Foulds II of Milton, 23-year-old Danielle Bell of Herndon and 40-year-old Sandra Miller of Milton.
The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated. (Ali Stevens)