- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) - A man described as an “upper-level” dealer and three others have been charged with selling $13.5 million worth of heroin in two western Pennsylvania counties.

An attorney for the alleged ringleader, 40-year-old Keith Lowe, of Aliquippa, did not immediately return a call Thursday.

Online court records don’t list attorneys for three people charged with helping Lowe: 35-year-old Zappula Lewis and 60-year-old Sylvester Williams, both also of Aliquippa; and 59-year-old Meredith Darby, of Monaca.

All four face charges including engaging in a corrupt organization to deliver heroin.

The state attorney general says Lowe, who didn’t have a valid driver’s license, used Williams and Darby as couriers and Lewis as one of his main distributors.

They allegedly distributed 1.3 million “stamp” - or individual dose - bags of heroin in Beaver and Allegheny counties since July.

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