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Drug raid in Tamaqua nets 2

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    Three suspects sit outside a home at 31 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua, as Tamaqua and Schuylkill Township Police conduct a drug raid.

Published April 24. 2018 12:32PM

Tamaqua police arrested two people after conducting a drug raid at 31 N. Railroad St., on Monday afternoon.

Officers executed an arrest warrant at 11:50 a.m., taking three people — one man and two women — out of the house. The trio was handcuffed and sat on the curb while officers searched the home.

Charged as a result of the search warrant were Tihanne Rasheed Wright, 37, of 31 N. Railroad St., and Melissa Filer, 48, of Tamaqua.

Warrants for Wright’s arrest were issued in connection with three controlled buys of illegal drugs, dating from December 2017 through early 2018. He was charged with three felony counts each of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, delivery of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Filer was arrested on outstanding warrants unrelated to Monday’s raid.

Wright an Filer were transported to the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville.

A second woman in the house at the time of the raid was set free.


A search of the home found additional controlled substances, an undisclosed amount of cash and drug paraphernalia. Further charges are pending.

Schuylkill Township police assisted in the investigation.

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