Ad­di­tional drug ar­rest war­rants is­sued

Ex­eter woman wanted in con­nec­tion with ‘Op­er­a­tion Last Hur­rah’

The Southern Berks News - - LOCAL NEWS -

Au­thor­i­ties have is­sued sev­eral more ar­rest war­rants after a month­s­long in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a multi-mil­lion dol­lar drug traf­fick­ing op­er­a­tion across sev­eral coun­ties.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­sulted in mul­ti­ple ar­rests and au­thor­i­ties con­fis­cated large quan­ti­ties of drugs, along with ve­hi­cles, weapons and $200,000 in cash in Au­gust. Po­lice have now ob­tained ar­rest war­rants for sev­eral ad­di­tional in­di­vid­u­als from Reading and Ex­eter.

Po­lice have is­sued war­rants for Stephanie Za­hari­adis, 30, of Ex­eter Town­ship, on charges of posses­sion of heroin and crim­i­nal use of a com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­vice and Eliot Lopez, 40, of the 300 block Lin­den Street Reading, on charges of cor­rupt or­ga­ni­za­tions, posses­sion with the in­tent to de­liver co­caine, crim­i­nal use of a com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­vice, and crim­i­nal con­spir­acy.

Au­thor­i­ties have also is­sued war­rants for five other in­di­vid­u­als who po­lice say are currently in­car­cer­ated. Those in­di­vid­u­als are Lewis Lem­bric, 26; Shan Haynes-Ali, 29; Xavier Soto-Perez, 29; Co­ralys Lopez, 29; and Ed­die Fer­rer, 42.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion was coined “Op­er­a­tion Last Hur­rah” be­cause the sus­pects were traf­fick­ing a large vol­ume of il­le­gal drugs through­out the Com­mon­wealth of Penn­syl­va­nia, which has the po­ten­tial to carry se­vere penal­ties for their il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties, ac­cord­ing to Berks County District At­tor­ney John T. Adams.

The op­er­a­tion was a con­certed ef­fort be­tween the Penn­syl­va­nia State Po­lice, Berks County District At­tor­ney’s De­tec­tives Of­fice and City of Reading Po­lice Depart­ment to de­crease the il­le­gal drug trade in Berks County.

Stephanie Za­hari­adis, 30, of Ex­eter

PHO­TOS COUR­TESY OF THE BERKS COUNTY DISTRICT AT­TOR­NEY’S OF­FICE

Eliot Lopez, 40, of Reading

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