20 adults, 1 juvenile, arrested on dr...

20 adults, 1 juvenile, arrested on drug charges

There are 19 comments on the Breaking News with The Patriot-News story from Jun 11, 2007, titled 20 adults, 1 juvenile, arrested on drug charges. In it, Breaking News with The Patriot-News reports that:

Suspects ages 17 to 52 were arrested late last week as a result of a weeklong investigation into the purchase and sale of drugs in Lykens, upper Dauphin County.Twenty adults and one juvenile were arrested ...

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eville mom

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Jun 12, 2007
Way to go!!! It's about time something is done about the drug problems around here. But don't let up they won't stop with a slap on the wrist fine. Keep the pressure on them and keep arresting them until they do some time for ruining peoples lives.
Millersburg Mom

United States

#2 Jun 15, 2007
A big gate should be built around the disgusting Lykens, and all the druggies can live together. Lykens is a shameful pit. There is nothing there but failing businesses, delapidated properties and heroin and cocaine. That town should be demolished!
eville mom

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Jun 16, 2007
I understand your view, but it's just as bad in elizabethville and millersburg, just not as in your face as lykens. But who are the 21 arrested and why are they still walking the streets? I know that 2 of them are on my block, nothing has happened to them at all. So I guess I should take back the way to go comment. All publicity when nothing was done.
Former Resident

Columbus, MS

#4 Jun 21, 2007
Who are these losers??? Why aren't we getting names?!!!
Millersburg Mom

Albrightsville, PA

#5 Jun 25, 2007
From what Ive heard, the latest is that most have not been " Officially " charged yet, and until that happens none of the names will be released. truth be told, when the names are released, we will probably know most of them. These are not 'kids', they are mostly adults in their 30's and 40's. Lykens could benefit from an out-patient treatment facility. There are plenty of abandoned buildings that could be converted. Because that town is so oppressed, most of the kids and such do not really have anything to do. Its unfortunate, but it is true. They get involved with drugs and crime looking for a good time, never really aware of the tumble their lives are going to take. I lived in Lykens when I first re-located to this area of PA. I watched many buisiness's fail, many properties become taken over by landlords who do nothing, and basically the town just fell apart. It's sad, and it's a shames that more ppl in office dont pay attention to these small out-skirt towns that many call home.
lykens dad

Gouldsboro, PA

#6 Jun 27, 2007
to fri day june 15th post
pfft get your nose out of the air millerburg mom.
If you think there no drugs where you live your as dumb as you talk.
eville mom

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Sep 10, 2007
Isn't it funny that we all gave props to the police and as of yet only 2 people have been charged. I live beside 2 of the people arrested and they have not been charged and are right back up to selling drugs and nothing is being done about it. The names weren't released because there are none. Wade made himself look good and has done nothing!!!! I am ashamed to live in a town with corruption like that. Wants the glory but in the end he has done nothing!!!! But they gave him a ceremony for a job well done, how pathetic. If you put it in the paper you should really have charged them before taking credit for nothing. The 2 people charged weren't even from our towns.
Time 2 Go

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Dec 2, 2007
re; Millersburg Mom, 6/15/07, what a difference in attitude on 6/25/07. Why? Does the phrase "open mouth insert foot" ring a bell.

I live in Lykens and I see all the so called "Drug Dealers" that our illustrious "Police Chief" Wade would have you think exist, but that's not true. These people are "Drug Addicts" not dealers, There is a big difference and it's easy to tell the difference, if you can keep your foot out of your mouth and you head out of your ass, you could see the difference. But no, you continue to sit in your glass home and throw stones. If you are not a part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

You and others like you need to get off your high horse's and start to get involved in you surrounding communities and get the local politicians to get off thair ass's and get some kind of an after school activities centre for the kids.

I see we have all kinds of centers for the senior citizens, why can't our youth use these buildings after school for recreation and other programs, to keep them off the streets and out of trouble.
Time 2 Go

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Dec 2, 2007
Does anyone know if there is any truth to a rumor about an ex "Lykens Cop" that was supposedly caught having sex with an under age girl in a hotel in Eville., some years back.

I am interested in gathering information on this alleged incident.

or does any have any information on the current boro building "in the park" as to why it's not a community center but a boro office building.

From what I have heard in the past few years is that, the "Boro Offices" Building was a Community Center and it had burned down some time ago, and the building was reerected thru donations and free labor into what we currently see, and that the Lykens Boro took it over and moved in, and that was the end of the community center.

Any information as to the truth is welcome.
Eville MoM

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Dec 5, 2007
I don't remeber what cops it was from what I remember it was 2 lykens town cops. I know who the girl was that was having sex with them. I'm pretty sure no charges ever came out of that either.
Time 2 Go

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Dec 6, 2007
We now have the two cops names, I have heard one is working in Millersburg, we need to forward this information to a news station that will investigate these allegations, and get this man prosecuted. You have all seen what just happened across the river to that pervert.

It's time we start standing up for ourselves. These "rent a cops" are not only, not doing their jobs, "Serve & Protect" us, they forget who works for whom. We don't need "Super Cops" nor do we need a Chief in our little town, we need a cop that walks the beat, not a ticket pusher, a neighbor hood cop.
Time 2 Go

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Dec 6, 2007
re: Eville MoM 12/4/07;

I have heard that the reason no charges were ever filed is because Lykens Boro Council allegedly allowed him to resign quietly, It's actions like this that allow scumbags like that get away with these crimes.

I know that there is at least one of those Boro Council Members still on the Council. Makes one wonder, why.
Lykens

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Dec 11, 2007
That`s how Wade got away with the bull crap in the Reading diner and still got a job in Lykens and will probably get off scott free again to work somewhere else and do his dirty work untill someone does the right thing and takes his badge, so he can`t be a cop anywhere ever again !
Letting BAD cops resign to get off scott free, so that they can get a job somewhere else, and...ruin other people`s lives, is just Crazy !
He broke the law and that`s a FACT !
And he`s still breaking the law !
Trust me on this one.
Hmmmm

AOL

#14 Dec 19, 2007
Seems to me all of you are having issues with good cops. When someone busts your son or a family member of yours for being a durgy. You think badly of police. Wade has been known for good aswell as the bad. People think it is much more fun to pick on the bad. As far as his past he was cleared as far as I know. If he wouldn't have been he wouldn't sill be a police officer. Peaopl get jealus of a good person and try to pull them down. You all point a finger and you I am sure have your faults you just never got cought. I am sure that you all will one day pay for your faults and just because he is a cop ya'll think that he is worse then you. I don't think Wade did anything but his job. If anything he should let some people go (like big high up type) so that this don't happen to him. If your not a messed up crocked cop you end up in a pickel. My advice to wade is to leave Lykens and find an area that really doesn't want durgy. Because I am guessing Lykens is HIGH you an stool that they think they are better then others. So Best for Wade to leave. I agree but for different reasons. Yous need a crocked cop. Good luck with that.
There is alot of great police out there infact I think highly of any police officer. I have a issue with the people around them. Someone tried to keep you safe and save your lives and what do you do but sit at home and talk about how "much better you can do" Try it. These men and women in blue. Go out and risk there lives for you. Think about that. Bad mouth them all you want. When they save your life. They don't think about the time maybe they arrised you for beating your wife or kid, or Drink and Driving. I don't understand why people like to bad mouth others before they think of there faults. TO ME! everyone here needs to grow up. you are all calling names and pointing fingers and you don't even know the whole truth. I don't. So I can't say anything about him. None of you do either. However yall are here. Poniting them fingers. Well I hope that they don't get cut off. The next time yall need help and dial 911 think about who is coming to your door. The man or woman in blue....hmm could they to have a past and at 15 smoked a joint. I am sure. Does that make them bad or something worse. Now they are saving your life. Hmmm....Think before you talk, you are all very childish. I wish Wade the best....and all of you.
Time 2 Go

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Dec 19, 2007
Hmmmm wrote:
Seems to me all of you are having issues with good cops. When someone busts your son or a family member of yours for being a durgy. You think badly of police. Wade has been known for good aswell as the bad. People think it is much more fun to pick on the bad. As far as his past he was cleared as far as I know. If he wouldn't have been he wouldn't sill be a police officer. Peaopl get jealus of a good person and try to pull them down. You all point a finger and you I am sure have your faults you just never got cought. I am sure that you all will one day pay for your faults and just because he is a cop ya'll think that he is worse then you. I don't think Wade did anything but his job. If anything he should let some people go (like big high up type) so that this don't happen to him. If your not a messed up crocked cop you end up in a pickel. My advice to wade is to leave Lykens and find an area that really doesn't want durgy. Because I am guessing Lykens is HIGH you an stool that they think they are better then others. So Best for Wade to leave. I agree but for different reasons. Yous need a crocked cop. Good luck with that.
There is alot of great police out there infact I think highly of any police officer. I have a issue with the people around them. Someone tried to keep you safe and save your lives and what do you do but sit at home and talk about how "much better you can do" Try it. These men and women in blue. Go out and risk there lives for you. Think about that. Bad mouth them all you want. When they save your life. They don't think about the time maybe they arrised you for beating your wife or kid, or Drink and Driving. I don't understand why people like to bad mouth others before they think of there faults. TO ME! everyone here needs to grow up. you are all calling names and pointing fingers and you don't even know the whole truth. I don't. So I can't say anything about him. None of you do either. However yall are here. Poniting them fingers. Well I hope that they don't get cut off. The next time yall need help and dial 911 think about who is coming to your door. The man or woman in blue....hmm could they to have a past and at 15 smoked a joint. I am sure. Does that make them bad or something worse. Now they are saving your life. Hmmm....Think before you talk, you are all very childish. I wish Wade the best....and all of you.
The student is giving advice to the "Puppet" Master, Here's some advice for you my brother, When Wade finally get going, you should go with him. We don't want you either, Ya See What I'm Sayin', My Brother. I'll put it in words you can understand, ya'll gots ta be goin two.
Eville MoM

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Dec 20, 2007
Yea I definately agree. My child was never busted for drugs. I do not think badly of all police. But when they bust 20 for drugs and never charge them and the evidence is gone???? HMMMM... What happened to it? He should not be a cop.
HBG Whiteboys

Coatesville, PA

#17 Jan 15, 2008
Lykens Police are pretty lame. They come up with all sorts of allegations, charges and threats - with no evidence to convict the accused. Trooper Ligon is the laughing stock of them all, a
meat-head with a boner for youngsters having a good time. He is great at coming up with threats and empty promises, but can't deliver when it gets to the court room. He wastes time intimidating witnesses and calls it investigating. He is on a power trip to screw people over, and then it hits the court room where he has no say, and all his allegations get thrown out due to lack of evidence. Any DA, criminal defense attorney or judge would say that he is a worthless cop who couldn't catch a criminal if they walked right into the state police station and turned themselves in. It happens - and he can't prove anything. Some investigator.....
Eville MoM

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Jan 29, 2008
HBG Whiteboys wrote:
Lykens Police are pretty lame. They come up with all sorts of allegations, charges and threats - with no evidence to convict the accused. Trooper Ligon is the laughing stock of them all, a
meat-head with a boner for youngsters having a good time. He is great at coming up with threats and empty promises, but can't deliver when it gets to the court room. He wastes time intimidating witnesses and calls it investigating. He is on a power trip to screw people over, and then it hits the court room where he has no say, and all his allegations get thrown out due to lack of evidence. Any DA, criminal defense attorney or judge would say that he is a worthless cop who couldn't catch a criminal if they walked right into the state police station and turned themselves in. It happens - and he can't prove anything. Some investigator.....
I agree with you, for the state police being in eville, they sure can't stop the drugs here, even though they know about it. People drive right in front of them with expired tags and registration with a car full of drugs, and ADUH they don't notice???? What the hell is their job anyway? Catch people driving 5 miles over the speed limit???
Lykens

Harrisburg, PA

#19 Feb 20, 2008
Nice post Lisa
HBG Whiteboys wrote:
Lykens Police are pretty lame. They come up with all sorts of allegations, charges and threats - with no evidence to convict the accused. Trooper Ligon is the laughing stock of them all, a
meat-head with a boner for youngsters having a good time. He is great at coming up with threats and empty promises, but can't deliver when it gets to the court room. He wastes time intimidating witnesses and calls it investigating. He is on a power trip to screw people over, and then it hits the court room where he has no say, and all his allegations get thrown out due to lack of evidence. Any DA, criminal defense attorney or judge would say that he is a worthless cop who couldn't catch a criminal if they walked right into the state police station and turned themselves in. It happens - and he can't prove anything. Some investigator.....

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