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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  •  Seven charged in joint heroin probe

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  • (See next Wednesday's News Eagle for the full story.)
    By Peter Becker
    Managing Editor
    MILFORD - Seven people were nabbed in a joint heroin trafficking investigation, District Attorneys in Pike and Wayne counties announced April 5th. Recent changes to a wiretapping and surveillance law were credited in leading to the arrests.
    The five month probe was coordinated jointly by both District Attorney’s Offices and involved both Pa. State Police and borough and regional police departments.
    In addition to the arrests, investigators seized 662 bags of heroin, weapons and $5,005 in cash.
    Arrested were two persons from Greentown: Brandon Deforge, 21; Christopher Paul Brisendine, 24;
    two persons from Dingmans Ferry: Louis Stellato IV, 40 and Joseph Stellato-Riley, 19;
    one person from Honesdale: Nicholas Arthur Huebner, 22 and two individuals from Paterson, New Jersey: Walter "Wizzy" Brown, 41 and Luis Rivera, 31.
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