Tarentum heroin house raided
Police seized more than 4,000 packets of heroin and arrested three people in a morning raid on Friday at a Tarentum home.
Police said the drugs have a street value of $40,000.
Tarentum police Chief William Vakulick said police from Tarentum, Harrison and the state Attorney General's Drug Task Force served a search warrant about 6 a.m. at 614 Roup Ave.
Arrested were William Brown IV, 27, Djuan Williams, 33, and Carrie Schaub, 25, all of the Roup address. They were taken into custody without incident, Vakulick said.
Police said in court documents that what they found inside the house was consistent with packaging, distributing and selling heroin.
According to court documents, officers entered through the front door and found Williams, Brown and Schaub inside. Vakulick said they were taken into custody without incident.
Inside, officers found “a large amount of multiple bricks of heroin,” according to court documents. It explains that a brick contains 50 individual packets, called stamp bags, of heroin.
The heroin seized is believed to be worth about $40,000, Vakulick said.
“This one's a pretty big one,” the chief said.
In addition, police found a digital scale, a .22-caliber rifle and several rounds of ammunition. Vakulick said a sum of cash also was seized.
Charges against all three include criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver and possession of drugs. Brown also is charged with a firearms offense; he is not allowed to have a gun because of a previous aggravated assault conviction.
All three were arraigned before Brackenridge District Judge Carolyn Bengel. Bonds for Brown and Williams were set at $100,000, while Schaub's bond was set at $50,000.
Preliminary hearings for all three were scheduled for July 3.
Brian C. Rittmeyer is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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