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January 11, 2013

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2 face drug charges in bust outside mall

PHILADELPHIA – Two men are facing drug charges after authorities said they were caught trying to sell 20 pounds of high-grade marijuana out of a minivan to undercover officers in the parking lot of a Philadelphia mall.

The Philadelphia district attorney’s office said Anthony DeRosa, 39, of Wilkes-Barre, and Eric Boehm, 47, of Goshen, N.Y., were arrested at around 10 p.m. Thursday.

Authorities said the arrests are part of an ongoing investigation into narcotics trafficking from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area to Philadelphia.  

Investigators say they found 20 pounds of pot with a street value of $100,000 in a suitcase in the 2002 Chrysler minivan the men allegedly drove to the Franklin Mills Mall.

Both men are charged with drug possession, criminal conspiracy and related counts.

Bail was set at $200,000.

11 treated at hospital after school bus flips

YORK SPRINGS – A central Pennsylvania school superintendent said 10 students required medical treatment for minor injuries after their school bus and another vehicle collided head-on, flipping the bus onto its roof.

Bermudian Springs Superintendent Shane Hotchkiss said seven of the middle- and high-school students were taken to hospitals Friday after the wreck in York Springs, about 15 miles north of Gettysburg.

The other three were taken for treatment after being evaluated at a meet-up location on school district property.

Police said a 42-year-old man driving the other vehicle was in serious condition.

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