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Chambersburg man charged with allegedly operating a heroin-trafficking ring

July 18, 2013
  • Sabriel 'Pony' Rivera, 29, of 120 Mont Alto Road, Chambersburg, Pa., is charged with four counts of delivery of heroin, one count of possession with the intent to deliver heroin, one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin, and one count of corrupt organizations.
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CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office has charged a Chambersburg man with allegedly operating a heroin-trafficking ring that distributed more than $3.8 million of heroin throughout Dauphin, Cumberland and Franklin counties.

Sabriel “Pony” Rivera, 29, of 120 Mont Alto Road is one of a dozen people facing charges in connection to the heroin ring, according to a news release from Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane.

Rivera is charged with four counts of delivery of heroin, one count of possession with the intent to deliver heroin, one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin, and one count of corrupt organizations, according to a news release from Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane.

A grand jury recommended the charges, the release said.

Rivera allegedly purchased heroin in Philadelphia and distributed it through “runners” in central Pennsylvania.

“As the investigation progressed, agents learned that the Chambersburg Borough Police Department had a lateral investigation into heroin distribution,” according to the release.

The heroin was stamped or marked with brand names like 3D, Super Strong, CUSE and Apple, the release said.

The attorney general’s office alleged Sabriel Rivera used many techniques to evade law enforcement, including using a stash house in Chambersburg, titling vehicles in others’ names, and dressing in military uniform while obtaining, transporting and delivering heroin.

Also facing criminal charges are:

• Miguel Rivera, 52, of 21 E. Irva Drive, Chambersburg, is charged with four counts of delivery of heroin, one count of possession with the intent to deliver heroin, and one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin.

• Miguel Dejesus-Ramirez, 33, of 4014 Bennington St., Philadelphia, is charged with two counts of delivery of heroin, and one count of possession with the intent to deliver heroin.

• Manuel Weikel, 26, of 2345 Derry St., Apt. 2, Harrisburg, Pa., is charged with three counts of delivery of heroin.

• Emmanuel Sanchez, 29, address unknown, is charged with three counts of delivery of heroin, one count of possession with the intent to deliver heroin, and one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin.

• Latisha Martinez, 34, of 440 Center St., Chambersburg, is charged with one count of delivery of heroin and one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin.

• Kristi Campbell, 25, of 1101 Market St., Harrisburg, is charged with one count of delivery of heroin.

• Daniel Colon, 29, of 1920 N. 4th St., Harrisburg, is charged with one count of delivery of heroin and one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin.

• Crystal Swartz, 28, of 1122 Fernwood Ave., Camp Hill, Pa., is charged with two counts of delivery of heroin and two counts of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin.

• Charles Finkbeiner, 30, of 327 N. Franklin St., Chambersburg, is charged with two counts of delivery of heroin and one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin.

• Charity Flinta, 39, address unknown, is charged with two counts of delivery of heroin and one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin.

• Brandon Myers, 27, of 4334 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, Pa., is charged with one count of possession with the intent to deliver heroin and one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin.

Kane thanked the Harrisburg City Police Department, the Chambersburg Borough Police Department, and the Franklin County Drug Task Force for their assistance in the investigation.

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