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Irwin woman waives preliminary hearing on drug, child endangerment charges

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Thursday, April 25, 2013, 1:56 a.m.
 

An Irwin woman waived her preliminary hearing on drug and child endangerment charges on Wednesday.

Katelyn Sue Jones, 22, was arrested along with two 16-year-old males for allegedly running a heroin ring out of her Villages of Easton apartment.

She faces three felony drug possession counts and a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of her 3-year-old daughter. The child allegedly was present when her mother drove a dealer to Penn Hills to purchase heroin.

The two males, from Penn Hills and Turtle Creek, reportedly are in juvenile custody on drug possession charges. The male from Penn Hills also is charged with a firearms violation.

Details on their case were not available at presstime.

North Huntingdon Township Magisterial District Judge Douglas R. Weimer Jr. set formal arraignment for Jones on June 12 at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 6 of the Westmoreland County courthouse in Greensburg.

She is being held in the county prison in Hempfield Township in lieu of $75,000 bond.

Jones and the two males were arrested two weeks ago by county detectives, state police from Greensburg and local police from Irwin and North Huntingdon.

Township Chief Andrew J. Lisiecki said Jones' daughter was turned over to the custody of the child's father.

Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or pcloonan@tribweb.com.

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