Three Yorkers among 39 busted for drug trafficking

Liz Evans Scolforo, and Christopher Dornblaser
York Dispatch

Three York County residents were among 39 people arrested recently as part of two related investigations into drug trafficking in central Pennsylvania.

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State police on Thursday announced they'd arrested 25 people involved in a ring that trafficked cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana. The arrests came after a 16-month investigation that encompassed York, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, Snyder and Union counties, according to state police.

Two York County residents were among the 25 people arrested. Police said they are Scott Keck, 37, of Dillsburg, and Danielle Nace, 32, of Red Lion. Their preliminary hearings are set for May 6, court records state.

Online court documents indicate Keck and Nace are charged with drug possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility, which is a phone or computer.

State police said the arrests were made in connection with the indictment of 14 other people by a federal grand jury in Scranton.

Related federal case: One of those 14 people indicted is from York County, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Harrisburg. He has been identified as John Nace, 41, of York.

He and 13 central Pennsylvania residents were indicted on felony drug offenses related to dealing cocaine and methamphetamine, according to the feds.

It's unclear whether John Nace is related to Danielle Nace. A message seeking comment left for Trooper Adam Reed, a state police spokesman, was not returned Thursday.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said the trafficking happened over a 14-month period between December 2014 and April 2016 in York, Cumberland, Snyder, Northumberland, Berks and Perry counties.

A coordinated investigation by state police and the FBI led to the indictment, according to the release.

State police said other participating agencies included the U.S. Marshals Service, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Homeland Security, the FBI, the Cumberland County Drug Task Force, the Dauphin County Sheriff's Office and Harrisburg Police's vice unit.

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