Authorities in Allentown, Pennsylvania say that they've taken at least five major gang members off the streets who have been plaguing the community and surrounding areas with violence and drugs.
The group known as the Wolfpack, has multiple connections all across the state of Pennsylvania.
Law enforcement say that this is a major victory for the people of Allentown as well as nearby communities, of which they've been investigating this gang for several months before finally getting a search warrant to take down several high profile leaders in the 200 block of North 15th Street.
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It all began when the Allentown Police Department's Emergency Response Team were surrounding a residence during a Narcotics Raid and which they saw a man tossed what appeared to be a silver handgun and a metal box out of the window of the first floor of the home.
Inside the box officers found 16 individual bags of marijuana that each weighed 1 ounce, 197 tabs of suspected LSD, and 126 various narcotic pills.
As Law Enforcement Officers began the approach they then realized that the suspect had several others inside the residence of which they ordered the men to stand down without incident.
Angel Luis Rivera, 20; Luis Anthony Santiago, 20; Naquan Riley, 21; Yasin Muhammad Riley, 32, and Corey Kadeem Gordon, 22, were all arrested once the team secured the home.
Inside of the residence police said they found two digital scales, 3.5 pounds of marijuana, an AK-47, a 12-gauge shotgun that was identified as being stolen from Moore Township and other firearms and ammunition. Police said they also found gang paraphernalia, drug packaging material and nearly $3,000.
All five men are charged with possession with intent to deliver drugs, possession of drugs, receiving stolen property and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Lehigh County Court records.
Rivera, Santiago, Naquan Riley and Yasin Riley are all in Lehigh County Jail under $25,000 bail, court records state. Gordon’s bail was listed as $50,0000 and he also remains in jail.
The men were arraigned Friday night before District Judge Karen Devine on Hamilton Street in Allentown.
Crime due to drug trafficking gangs in Pennsylvania especially Allentown is soaring, and law enforcement hopes this raid will help reduce those numbers even though they're aware they have much more work to do.
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