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On March 11, 2019, The Pennsylvania State Police Troop P Vice Unit and the Wilkes-Barre Police Department initiated a drug trafficking investigation in the City of Wilkes-Barre PA. Police say investigators utilized the drug trafficking investigation to take into custody Colin Frank King who was wanted on felony warrants from the Kingston Police Department and was being sought for questioning on the rash of shootings that occurred in the City of Wilkes-Barre over that past two months.
Authorities say officers with the State Police Troop P Vice Unit and Wilkes-Barre Police seized a quantity of heroin from King who was located and taken into custody without incident.
King was taken into custody and transported to Police Headquarters for processing and arraigned to await further court action.
Wilkes-Barre Police say the investigation is a result of the concentrated efforts of law enforcement into drug trafficking activity and violent crime in the City of Wilkes-Barre. The Wilkes-Barre Police Department, Anti Crime Unit, the Pennsylvania State Police Troop P Vice Unit, the Luzerne County Drug Task Force, Kingston Police Department, FBI Safe Streets and US Marshals Service participated in the investigation.