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17 arrested in Northeast Pennsylvania drug case

John "Johnny Bambino" Miller, 26, 115 Downing St., Plymouth, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine, two counts of delivery of marijuana and cocaine, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and cocaine, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Miller was arrested on June 28, 2013 and is being held on $1 million bail.
July 1, 2013 3:04:47 PM PDT
A total of 17 people were arrested as part of a drug investigation in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced the arrests on Monday as part of "Operation Shape Up."

Kane's office said the investigation began in November, 2012 with a focus on the alleged drug trafficking activities of John "Johnny Bambino" Miller of Plymouth, Luzerne County.

The attorney general's office said that, over the past eight months, Miller and his associates are believed to be responsible for trafficking at least 20 kilos of cocaine with an estimated street value of $2 million and at least 200 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $600,000.

According to the criminal complaint, one of Miller's main associates was identified as Ramon Colon, an employee at the Master Barbershop in Wilkes-Barre.

Colon allegedly used the barbershop as a hub for much of the organization's cocaine and marijuana trafficking operations, Kane's office said.

The charges state that lower level dealers contacted Colon to set up a drug transaction by asking if they could come to the barbershop for a "shape up."

Those charged in this case are:

--John "Johnny Bambino" Miller, 26, 115 Downing St., Plymouth, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine, two counts of delivery of marijuana and cocaine, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and cocaine, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Miller was arrested on June 28, 2013 and is being held on $1 million bail.

--Ramon Colon, 26, 544 Mayflower Crossing, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, is charged with three counts of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, cocaine, heroin, three counts of delivery of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and cocaine, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Colon was arrested on June 27, 2013 and held on $1 million bail.

--Keith Wasiakowski, 27, 9 Thomas St., Nanticoke, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of possession with the intent to deliver cocaine, one count of delivery of cocaine, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver cocaine, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Wasiakowski was arrested on June 28, 2013 and held on $500,000 bail.

--Brandon Hynes, 23, 9 Frederick St., 2nd Floor Apt., Ashley, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine, two counts of delivery of marijuana and cocaine, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and cocaine, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Hynes was arrested on June 28, 2013 and held on $500,000 bail.

--Shannon Wisneski, 36, 220 State St., Nanticoke, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine, two counts of delivery of marijuana and cocaine, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and cocaine, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Wisneski was arrested on July 1, 2013 and held on $500,000 bail.

--Anthony "AJ" Wisneski, 30, 220 State St., Nanticoke, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine, two counts of delivery of marijuana and cocaine, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and cocaine, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Wisneski was arrested on July 1, 2013 and held on $500,000 bail.

--Kim Chan, 49, 122 Jackson Road, Lehman, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine, two counts of delivery of marijuana and cocaine, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and cocaine, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Chan was arrested on July 1, 2013 and held on $1 million bail.

--William "Brooklyn Bill" Pezzella, 50, Garfield St., Nanticoke, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine, two counts of delivery of marijuana and cocaine, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and cocaine, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Pezzella was arrested on July 1, 2013 and held on $500,000 bail.

--David Atkinson, 20, 159 Sharpe St., Nanticoke, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, one count of delivery of marijuana, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Atkinson was arrested on July 1, 2013 and held on $1 million bail.

--Michael "Tone" Rosario, 23, 2 East Union St., Apt. 4, Nanticoke, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, one count of delivery of marijuana, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Rosario was arrested on July 1, 2013 and held on $500,000 bail.

--Michael "Poppi" Kane, 33, 17 Terrace St., Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine, two counts of delivery of marijuana and cocaine, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and cocaine, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Kane was arrested on July 1, 2013 and held on $500,000 bail.

--Amy Miller, 44, 115 Downing St., Plymouth, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine, two counts of delivery of marijuana and cocaine, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and cocaine, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Miller was arrested on July 1, 2013 and held on $500,000 bail.

--Stephen Moore, 51, 39 Knox St., Rear 3rd Floor, Nanticoke, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine, two counts of delivery of marijuana and cocaine, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and cocaine, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Moore was arrested on July 1, 2013 and held on $500,000 bail.

--Alexandra Mateo, 21, 544 Mayflower Crossing, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, is charged with three counts of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, cocaine, heroin, three counts of delivery of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and cocaine, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Mateo was arrested on June 27, 2013 and held on $1 million bail.

--David Hernandez, 24, 230 South Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of possession with the intent to deliver cocaine, one count of delivery of cocaine, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver cocaine, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Hernandez was arrested on June 27, 2013 and held on $1 million bail.

--Freddy Reyes, 45, 6 Coplay Place, Mountaintop, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, one count of delivery of marijuana, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Reyes was arrested on June 27, 2013 and held on $1 million bail.

--David "Pocho" Castro, 38, 666 Hayes St., Hazleton, Luzerne County, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of possession with the intent to deliver cocaine, one count of delivery of cocaine, one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver cocaine, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. Castro was arrested on June 27, 2013 and held on $1 million bail.


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