Suspects Charged in Drug Sweep in Schuylkill and Berks Counties

Suspects Charged in Drug Sweep in Schuylkill and Berks Counties

UPDATE:  We made a correction as to what suspects are in custody and which are not


The Reading Eagle reported Wednesday that Berks County authorities announced that 24 suspects were charged in a drug sweep, some were from Schuylkill County.

  The following suspects ARE NOT in custody from Schuylkill County
  • John H. Wayne, 33, 1000 Block of Centre St., Ashland
  • Daniel P. Close, 49,  100 Block of Condor Lane, Pottsville
The following suspects are in custody from Schuylkill County
  • Achille L. Walker, 40, 600 block of North Second Street, Pottsville
  • Brian K. O'Connell, 43, of the 100 block of Long Row Road, Gilberton
  • James L. Hall, 42, of the 200 block of Pattersonville Road, Ringtown;
All the suspects were charged with delivering, intending to deliver and conspiracy, among other charges.

Throughout the whole drug sweep, police were able to seize
  • $180,000 worth of methampheamine
  • $125,000 worth of cocaine
  • $39,000 worth of heroin
  • $78,000 in cash
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Four vehicles
  • Guns including 24 rifles, 14 handguns, 19 shotguns, eight assault rifles and eight revolvers
For a full list of suspects charged
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