A 61-year old Chester County woman was arrested Tuesday on multiple counts of heroin distribution.
Tredyffrin Township Police arrested Lynne C. Twaddle of Wayne after a four-month long investigation.
Upon searching Twaddle's home on the 800 block of Pugh Road, officers found at least 80 baggies of heroin, said investigators.
A judge arraigned Twaddle on 17 counts including possession with intent to distribute, conspiracy and drug charges and sent her to Chester County Prison after she was unable to post $50,000 bail, according to court records.
“We have gone to great lengths to attempt to identify those engaging in distributing pills and heroin and have a zero tolerance approach in this line of enforcement," said Detective Sgt. Todd Bereda. "The most important thing to do is to de-mystify this drug and those that it has touched."
"We hope this arrest serves as a wake-up call to the community as to the degree that this addictive substance has begun to permeate our ranks," Supt. Anthony Giaimo added. "We hope that this arrest serves as a very strong indicator to all that we are not immune to this national drug problem."