2008-10-23 / Local & State

$8 Million Drug Ring Busted

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - State officials say they've made an $8 million drug bust that involved a cocaine ring operating in Lancaster and York counties.

Investigators have seized more than 340 grams of cocaine and $4,000 in cash from a house in Lititz. Three of the four alleged drug dealers are behind bars after the attorney general's office broke up their cocaine ring.

Attorney General Tom Corbett said Friday that Maria Salcedo and Jesus Nepita-Avalos were running the drug ring out of the house in Lititz.

Corbett says the drug deals happened in pizza shop parking lots in the area and that Lancaster County has been improved with dealers off the streets.

Officials are still looking for Jose Arroyo-Medina, another suspect in the case.

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