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DA: Leader of Bucks heroin ring tried to smuggle drugs into jail

November 20, 2018

Sheamus McCarthy, the convicted leader of a Quakertown heroin ring, faces new drug charges.

By Staff

Jailed for his role in leading a massive multimillion-dollar heroin ring in Upper Bucks County, Sheamus McCarthy tried to restart his empire behind bars, authorities said.

McCarthy, 29, asked his brother and girlfriend to smuggle narcotics to him while he was locked up in Bucks County prison, court records show. He has been charged with criminal solicitation of  contraband while in jail, attempted possession of a controlled substance by an inmate, and related offenses.  McCarthy will be arraigned on those charges Nov. 27, court records show. It was unclear whether he had hired an attorney to represent him in the case.

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