Dozens charged in Pennsylvania as authorities conduct drug sweeps

Authorities in Pennsylvania conducted drug raids in Schuylkill County on early Monday for dozens accused of drug-related charges, The Reading Eagle reported.

The city of Tamaqua, which is outside Allentown, has seen an increase in heroin-related deaths in recent months, the report said. Of the 28 charged, the offenses are related to heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription medicines.

It is unclear how many of the 28 identified in the warrants were arrested in the sweeps.