Wilkes-Barre Police, Attorney General, other agencies make drug arrest in the city

Wilkes-Barre Police, Attorney General, other agencies make drug arrest in the city

Wilkes-Barre, PA

This morning, March 15, 2019, about 10AM  the Office of Attorney General, Wilkes-Barre Police Department and Luzerne County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the address of 119 Hanover Street Wilkes-Barre Pa. Wilkes-Barre Police say the warrant was the result of the ongoing drug investigation initiated by the Attorney General’s Office and Wilkes-Barre Police.

Authorities say they’ve identified several subjects involved in the recent rash of shootings who are wanted on various charges and/or involved in drug trafficking that are being sought for questioning on the recent rash of shooting incidents. 

One of those subjects, Kevin Bowden who was being investigated for drug trafficking. Agents with the Attorney General’s Office and Wilkes-Barre Police executed a high risk search warrant at the address of 119 Hanover Street.  Authorities say the residence was entered and secured without incident. A search of the residence, and according to police, resulted in the seizure of distribution amounts of suspected crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and one handgun.

Bowden was taken into custody and transported to Wilkes Barre police headquarters for processing and arraigned to await further court action.

The investigation is a result of the concerted efforts of law enforcement into drug trafficking activity and violent crime in the City of Wilkes-Barre. 

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