Authorities have charged 17 people for their involvement in a methamphetamine drug ring that operated in Bucks County. The District Attorney’s Office said the ring has operated in the county for three years.
According to data from DA’s office, The drug ring was led by 57-year-old William“Beetle” Jefferson, of Philadelphia. Authorities named the ring the “Jefferson Drug Trafficking Operation.”
The drug ring was a “main source supplier” that moved about 20 pounds of methamphetamine to drug dealers every week, prosecutors say. Authorities estimated the weekly amount of drugs allegedly moved by the group had a street value of more than $900,000.
Jefferson is charged with counts of corrupt organizations, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity, criminal use of a communications facility and related conspiracy counts.
County detectives said the drug operation was the “main source supplier” for methamphetamine in Bucks and surrounding areas.
The DA’s office said the operation used various locations in Lower Bucks, including a now-defunct car detailer in Bristol Township named Detail Doctor. The detailer’s owners, James Kurtz, 58, of Morrisville, and David Reil, 38, of Langhorne, are among those charged, according to authorities.
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The other people c charged are Danielle Kath Archibald, 33, of Bristol Township; Wayne Carberry, 52, of Bensalem; Patricia Dailey, 39, of Willow Grove; Larry Tirrel Dempsey, 47, of Philadelphia; Michael P. Detty, 61, of Bristol Township; William Friemann, 51, of Bristol Township; Courtney K. Lewis, 42, of Philadelphia; George Melavas, 44, of Bristol Township; Tenny Roscoe, 52, of Philadelphia; Charles Rose, 48, of Falls; Stephen Rose, 43, of Falls; Robin Tillman, 53, of Falls; Shawn Toner, 37, of Bristol Township; and Corrine Weeks, 20, of Philadelphia.