Cash, guns and drugs seized in New Castle raids

Police in New Castle, Pa. raided four homes in the city.

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WKBN) – Police raids at four separate locations in New Castle Friday turned up guns, cash, drugs and stolen items.

Police from New Castle, Union Township and members of the Lawrence County District Attorneys Special Investigative Unit were serving a warrant at 412 Bleakley Avenue where they found $18,870 in cash, a sub-machine gun and two handguns. Suspected marijuana, cocaine and a stolen dirt bike were also seized.

Officers arrested Maurice Moore, 31, from Mississippi, and charged him with several firearm violations and receiving stolen property. Moore was also charged with two counts of drug possession.

New Castle police and federal agents also raided three other homes Friday at the following locations: 1517 Hamilton Avenue, 302 East Home Street and 1148 Pin Oak Drive Apartment 1C. The names of the suspects arrested during those raids have not been released.

According to police, the raids followed a month-long investigation into the trafficking of drugs and guns in New Castle and surrounding states.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s