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Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

A Pittsburgh man is accused of selling heroin on both sides of the Tarentum Bridge.

Jarrell George “Rail” Miller, 27, of Langtry Street is suspected of selling heroin twice last month in Tarentum and a third time in New Kensington.

According to arrest papers, New Kensington police found 112 packets of heroin on Miller last month at a gas station along Tarentum Bridge Road in New Kensington.

Most of the packets were marked “More Pain” and the rest “XXX.”

While being fingerprinted, Miller allegedly told New Kensington police Sgt. Sam Long, “I never been caught with this much ‘work' before man.” Police said “work” is slang for drugs.

Miller also is facing charges filed by the Alle-gheny County District Attorney Drug Task Force and Tarentum police. He is accused of selling 20 packets of heroin, marked “pinky dinky,” to an informant in Tarentum for $160.

In the other Tarentum case, he is accused of selling 60 stamp bags for $480.

He is facing multiple counts of drug possession, drug delivery, using a phone to sell drugs, driving without a license, and driving while his license is suspended or revoked.

On Wednesday, Miller was in the Westmoreland County jail in lieu of $75,000 cash bond awaiting a preliminary hearing next Thursday in New Kensington on drug related charges.

Miller is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing for the Tarentum cases on Wednesday before Brackenridge District Judge Carolyn Bengel.

Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4711 or cbiedka@tribweb.com.

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