Schuylkill County police departments and agents from the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force were conducting a large scale raid on alleged drug dealers in the Tamaqua area this morning.

The effort was being coordinated through the office of Schuylkill County District Attorney Christine Holman.

A total of 17 suspects were the target of the raid, according to Tamaqua Chief of Police Richard Weaver.

Check back for more details as they become available.