TribLIVE

| Home


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Domestic dispute in Manchester leads police to 20 pounds of pot, marijuana growing operation

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

By Margaret Harding
Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, 12:14 p.m.
 

Officers responding to a domestic dispute discovered a marijuana-growing and distribution operation in Manchester, Pittsburgh police said.

Police charged Gerald Allen Sloan, 30, of Manchester with conspiracy, drug possession, simple assault and other crimes.

A witness called police about 6:20 p.m. Sunday after seeing Sloan argue with a woman, 24, and push her down the stairs of a home in the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, police said.

Sloan then attacked the witness, who defended himself and left to call police.

When officers arrived, the woman, who was bleeding from the mouth, said she fell down the stairs, and Sloan said he didn't do anything to her, police said.

Sloan told the officers no one else was in the home, but police went in to look and saw marijuana and drug paraphernalia in an upstairs bedroom, police said.

The officers got a search warrant and found about 20 pounds of marijuana, $3,698 in cash, equipment for growing marijuana and other drug paraphernalia, police said. Sloan had $1,226 in his pockets, police said.

The woman was taken to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment and also will face charges, police said.

Margaret Harding is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-8519 or mharding@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Starkey: Burnett writing incredible final chapter
  2. 5 juveniles injured in Washington County crash
  3. Opening arguments set in Rostraver home invasion case
  4. Crazy Mocha owner likes comfort, says shrewd decisions foster growth
  5. BURIED HISTORY
  6. Military base might be best for Pennsylvania Game Commission’s quail effort
  7. Pirates get journeyman Ishikawa off waivers; outfielder Marte injured
  8. Living Treasures animal park plans upset Liberty residents
  9. Upper Tyrone Township Sewage Authority seeks $1.8 million line of credit to pay sewage plant project costs
  10. Fake urine merchant sentenced to probation in Pittsburgh court
  11. American players enjoying fanfare after World Cup victory