Pair accused of selling drugs out of Hempfield hotel
By Joe Napsha
Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 10:06 p.m.
A Pittsburgh man and his girlfriend were jailed this week for allegedly selling drugs from a Hempfield motel room, where narcotics officers found 2 ounces of cocaine and 100 stamp bags of heroin, authorities said.
Chester Cornell White Jr., 35, of Pittsburgh's Allentown section, and Amber Qushawn Hall, 27, of Brown Avenue, Grapeville, were accused of selling drugs on April 29 in the Super 8 hotel at 111 Sheraton Drive, according to the affidavit filed by the state police.
Hall was spotted leaving the hotel room about 1:45 p.m. April 29 and exchanging something with a man in front of the Westmoreland Athletic Club. The man, whose identity was not released by police, was found to have a small bag of cocaine, according to the affidavit.
State police and county detectives found White sleeping in the couple's hotel room, where they discovered about $500, cocaine with a street value of $5,600 and $1,000 worth of heroin.
White was charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to deliver drugs and single counts of possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy. Hall was charged with three felony counts of possession with intent to deliver and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Export District Judge Charles Conway arraigned the pair and placed them in the Westmoreland County Prison. White's bond was set at $75,000 and Hall's bond was set at $50,000.
A preliminary hearing for both is scheduled before Hempfield District Judge James Falcon on May 7.
Joe Napsha is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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