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23 arrested, nearly 90K doses of heroin/fentanyl seized in Kensington Initiative Operation

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the Office of Attorney General has shut down a massive operation in Kensington. The ringleaders of this organization stole city block corners from this community to rent for profit to drug dealers looking to sell poisons and spread violence.

The operation was run by Curtis Coates, Sr. and Curtis Coates, Jr., father and son. Coates Jr. collected the money for Coates, Sr., who charged dealers as much as $3,000 per block. The six-month investigation, conducted by the Office of Attorney General's Kensington Initiative, resulted in the arrests of 23 individuals, including Coates Sr. and Coates Jr. Agents also seized 29 firearms including 3 assault rifles, 2,489 grams, or 82,966 doses, of heroin/fentanyl, 47 grams of meth, and $179,000 in cash.


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