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Bust in Pittsburgh's Homewood section nets array of drugs, weapons

Megan Guza
| Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
A drug bust Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, turned up heroin, crack cocaine, crystal meth, marijuana and Xanax at a home in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood.
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A drug bust Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, turned up heroin, crack cocaine, crystal meth, marijuana and Xanax at a home in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood.
A drug bust Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, turned up heroin, crack cocaine, crystal meth, marijuana and Xanax at a home in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood.
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A drug bust Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, turned up heroin, crack cocaine, crystal meth, marijuana and Xanax at a home in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood.

A suspicious vehicle in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood led police to a hefty drug bust Wednesday night, authorities said.

Detectives were conducting surveillance near Tacoma Street when they noticed the suspicious vehicle leaving a home on the street, according to Public Safety spokeswoman Alicia George.

Officers stopped the vehicle and found two men and a woman inside. The woman, later identified as Brandy Smith, 26, of Butler had a holstered revolver hanging from her neck, George said. A search of the car turned up sandwich bags stuffed with crack cocaine, 250 stamp bags of heroin and nearly $1,500 in cash.

Police also arrested Billie Henry, 43, of Fennellton and Timothy Bazemore, 26, of the city's Knoxville section.

George said officers returned to the home where they first noticed the vehicle and, after securing a search warrant, found weapons, crack cocaine, crystal meth, marijuana, ecstasy, Xanax and packaging materials.

Arrested after the search were Todd Elston, 32, and Anastacia Benedict, 30, both of Homewood, as well as Joshua Herald, 29, of an unknown address.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

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