- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - A drug sting in the Philadelphia suburbs targeting heroin and commonly abused opioids has rounded up 46 people, including the father of a man charged with sucker punching a disabled man outside a convenience store last month.

Fifty-three-year-old Barry Baker Sr. was among those arrested Tuesday in “Operation Wildfire” targeting alleged dealers in Chester County. He’s charged with illegally selling morphine in an undercover sting during the eight-week investigation. Online court records don’t list an attorney for him.

His son, 29-year-old Barry Baker Jr., is charged with simple assault on the man with cerebral palsy in Uwchlan (YEW-klin) Township on May 10. Surveillance cameras show a man police say is Baker mocking the man before punching him in the face without warning.

The younger man’s fiancée was also charged Tuesday with helping him hide from police.

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