Two men were in custody Friday after agents with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Dangerous Drug Offenders Unit nabbed them in the parking of Franklin Mills Mall attempting to sell 20 pounds of "high-grade" marijuana to undercover officers.
Anthony DeRosa, 39, of Wilkes-Barre, and Eric Boehm, 47, of Goshen, N.Y., were arrested in the Thursday night sting. The pot, with an estimated street value of $100,000, was seized with a search warrant. Agents found it packed in 20 vacuum-sealed plastic bags, inside a brown-and-tan suitcase, and hidden under painter's tarps in a 2002 Chrysler Voyager minivan.
Bail was set at $200,000 each, and a hearing was scheduled for Jan. 25 to determine that any money used for bail was not obtained from illegal activities. - Michael Matza