Drug / Organized Crime Unit

The Drug/Organized Crime Unit, supervised by Deputy District Attorney Michelle Thurstlic-O’Neill, is charged with the prosecution of two types of crimes:

  • Major drug trafficking operations. These cases may be based in or operating in Chester County and include prosecuting dealers and individuals who cause another person’s death by providing them with drugs.
  • The illegal activity of criminal organizations such as drug trafficking, money laundering, and human trafficking.

Prosecutors work closely with Chester County Detectives’ Drug Strike Force Unit in coordination with the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program and the Municipal Drug Task Force (MDTF).