3 local residents charged with various drug offenses
Three area residents face an assortment of drug charges after police say they found the trio with 77 stamp bags of heroin and more than $1,200 in cash at the Valley Motel in Harmar.
Charges including possession with intent to deliver, criminal conspiracy, and corrupt organizations have been filed against Sean Steven Weist, 30, and Charles Ware, 26, both of Bakerstown Road, Tarentum.
Charges against Tabitha Marie Thomas, 23, of Church Street, West Deer, include possession, possession with intent to deliver and delivery.
A preliminary hearing for all three suspects will be continued until next Monday before District Judge David Sosovicka in Harmar.
After receiving complaints about constant traffic at 1309 Bakerstown Road, Tarentum police launched an investigation, Sgt. James Newcomer of the Tarentum police said.
According to the complaint, police observed alleged drug sales at the Bakerstown Road home and in a room at the Valley Motel along Freeport Road in Harmar.
Weist and Ware were using both places to sell drugs, police said.
On Aug. 8, Tarentum police and members of the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Municipal Drug Task Force got a search warrant for Room 2 at the Valley Motel. They found 77 stamp bags of heroin, a filter for crack pipes, two glass crack pipes, a cooking spoon, wrapping commonly used to wrap bricks of heroin and other items.
On Aug. 9, police got a search warrant for 1309 Bakerstown Road and found 3 stamp bags of suspected heroin, hypodermic needles, a stun gun and several unidentified pills.
Weist, Ware and Thomas are in the Allegheny County jail in lieu of $75,000 bond each.
Mary Ann Thomas is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-226-4691 or email@example.com.
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