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Drug charges for Mt. Washington men after big heroin bust

Drug charges for large amounts of illegal drugs, such as heroin, can carry long prison terms and hundreds of thousands in fines. If someone overdoses and dies from an illegal drug, the dealer can even face life in prison. If you have been arrested on drug charges, contact drug charges attorney Gary Gerson today for a free consultation. Our intake specialists are standing by for your call, waiting to discuss with you the details of your case. Police officers found more than 1500 heroin bricks during a drug bust on Sunday on Mount Washington. A spokesperson from the Office of the Attorney General are charging two Pittsburgh-area men, thirty-three and thirty-five, with possession, intent to deliver, corrupt organization, firearms charges, and various other crimes. According to initial reports, authorities pulled over the two men as they left one of their homes on William Street. Police say they were driving a blue Audi SUV at the time they were pulled over. According to the written report, a backpack with at least 125 heroin bricks was found in the SUV. After a search warrant was obtained, police went to the suspect’s home where they found the remaining drugs. In addition to drugs, police found assault rifles. Shotguns, handguns, rounds of ammunition, and unspecified amount of cash, and drug-packing paraphernalia. After some digging, reporters found that one of the men had been arrested in Pittsburgh Port Vue section this past March. At that time, he was arrested for possession of drugs with intent to deliver, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and driving on a suspended license. In March, police arrested the man with at least ninety heroin packets and more than twelve hundred packets of heroin hidden at the foot of a pine tree about a block away from where the man was parked. Police say they found the man asleep on Romine Avenue asleep in his sport utility vehicle, but that he fled the scene once he woke up. The man was released from jail after his $50,000 bond was posted and his formal arraignment for the March charges was scheduled for the 24th of June. An online property assessment search shows that the owner of the home on William Street on Mount Washington is former Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend. Mr. Townsend is currently an assistant defensive coach for the Mississippi State University Bulldogs football team. However, at this time, Mr. Townsend is not being charged or named in any formal complaints. Townsend has owned the home since 2006. If you have been arrested for drug charges, call 412-219-6875 for a free consultation. Source: TribLive.com, “Authorities seize more than 1,500 bricks of heroin in Mt. Washington” 9 June 2014

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