2 men arrested in drug bust outside Franklin Mills Mall

Anthony DeRosa and Eric Boehm, suspects arrested in drug bust outside of Franklin Mills Mall

January 11, 2013 5:21:54 PM PST
Philadelphia police have arrested two men for attempting to sell high grade marijuana to undercover officers at the Franklin Mills Mall Thursday night.

Prosecutors say 39-year-old Anthony DeRosa of Wilkes Barre, Pa. and 47-year-old Eric Boehm of Goshen, New York drove a 2002 Chrysler Voyager mini-van with at least 20 pounds of marijuana in the back to the mall with intent to make a sale.

Undercover officers with a search warrant found 20 vacuum sealed plastic bags filled with marijuana in a suit case hidden under painter's tarp. Police believe the street value could be as much as $100,000.

The arrests were part of an ongoing investigation into narcotics trafficking from Wilkes Barre/Scranton area into Philadelphia.

Both men have been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and related charges. Bail was set at $200,000.