>>Reading Man Sentenced To 30+ Years For "Prolific" Drug Operation
(Reading, PA) -- A Reading man has been sentenced to at least 30 years in jail for organizing and directing what prosecutors called a prolific drug gang. U.S. District Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams said David Cooper of Reading will spend at least 32 years behind bars. Officials believe the 47-year-old was the leader of a drug trafficking organization which supplied large quantities of fentanyl, cocaine and cocaine base to other drug dealers and drug users in Pottstown, Allentown and the surrounding areas. He ran the operation from his home in Muhlenberg Township. Cooper was arrested as he attempted to resupply his organization with 200 grams of fentanyl, which prosecutors say is more than six-thousand individual doses.