Glassport homeowner waives charges from marijuana raid
The owner of a Glassport home where approximately 100 marijuana plants were found during a police raid waived a preliminary hearing on Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge Armand Martin.
Beau Zimmerman, 73, is charged with two felony counts for the alleged manufacture and delivery of drugs, and two misdemeanor counts of prohibited acts. A misdemeanor count was withdrawn by Allegheny County Assistant District Attorney Bryan Hanlon.
Glassport police discovered the plants on June 21.
They also found bags of marijuana residue and equipment used for growing.
Zimmerman, who reportedly lives in West Mifflin but has a Liberty mailing address, remains free on an unsecured $20,000 bond pending formal arraignment on Aug. 23 in Pittsburgh.
His attorney Justin J. Ketchel declined comment.
Zimmerman's Glassport neighbors on four nearby streets said his Harrison Street duplex “has been a nuisance property for the last 20 years,” and they are seeking to shut it down.
A letter obtained by The Daily News has 57 signatures and is critical of Zimmerman and others who live in the duplex.
“Zimmerman and his tenants have been dealing drugs,” the letter says.
“Their customers have people pulling up to the property all hours.”
The neighbors say they are “tired of paying taxes for properties we cannot enjoy because our neighbor has God only know(s) who living next to us and is selling God only know(s) what.”
Several expressed disappointment that they could not bring their concern before Martin.
They said they will bring it up at Glassport council's meeting on Tuesday.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161 ext. 1967, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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