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Jeannette, Ohio men allegedly sold cocaine next to Greensburg police station

Jacob Tierney
| Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 11:57 a.m.

Greensburg police seized about $750 worth of crack cocaine from two men who were arrested near the city police station Monday.

Officers charged Corece McKelvin, 34, of Warren, Ohio, and Ted Kilgore, 37, of Jeannette with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communications facility, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police on Monday evening were surveilling the South Main Street parking lot of Family Dollar, located next to the station, because of a report of drug activity, according to an affidavit of probable cause. Officers spotted a suspicious car with an Ohio license plate.

Officers reported smelling marijuana as they approached the car, according to the affidavit. The department's K-9 unit inspected the car and alerted officers of the scent of drugs, the affidavit said.

Officers searched the car and found a bag containing half an ounce of crack cocaine.

McKelvin and Kilgore were arraigned Tuesday and sent to Westmoreland County Prison on $10,000 cash bail each.

Both are scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing before Senior District Judge James Albert on Nov. 30.

County detectives previously told the Tribune-Review that crack cocaine again is growing in popularity among drug users, particularly those afraid of a fatal overdose.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6646, jtierney@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Soolseem.

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