Two cocaine-trafficking rings that spread the drug around Philadelphia and its suburbs and into central Pennsylvania have been shut down, the state attorney general announced yesterday.
Eleven people, including two ringleaders, were charged yesterday with distributing nearly $600,000 worth of cocaine in two separate operations, said Attorney General Tom Corbett.
Among the 11 were a husband and wife from Levittown who allegedly came to Philadelphia to buy coke to give to friends in bars in Bucks County, Corbett said. The couple wasn't charged with drug dealing.
According to a grand-jury investigation leading to the charges:
One organization was headed by Nicholas Fatiga, 30, of Shackamaxon Street near Frankford Avenue, in Fishtown, and allegedly distributed more than 3 1/2 kilos of cocaine in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Mifflin and Potter counties over 14 months.