I-Team: Police Receive Money from Drug Revenue


(WBRE/WYOU-TV) You might call this a story about bad money gone good. Cash seized during drug raids given back to law enforcement. The Hazleton City police department is on the receiving end of a large cash payback. Lead I-Team Reporter Andy Mehalshick is in Hazleton with our story.
    News conference just wrapped up at Hazleton City Hall. Federal authorities including the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, David Freed and agents from Homeland Security and Hazleton City officials took part in the conference. The HPD was given a check for nearly $300,000 in drug forfeiture money. The cash was seized in a drug raid and arrest of 26-year-old Joshua Sweet from Hazleton in May of 2018. Investigators say Sweet was selling drugs and fake pills on so-called Dark Web.

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