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By Jennifer R. Vertullo
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, 4:36 a.m.
 

A McKeesport man is awaiting a preliminary hearing on narcotics charges because police uncovered 140 stamp bags of suspected heroin on his property.

David A. Anderson Jr., 36, is charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a small amount of marijuana.

McKeesport police and representatives of the Allegheny County District Attorney's Narcotics Enforcement Team, executed a search warrant on Friday at approximately 8:45 p.m. at Anderson's Lamont Street residence.

McKeesport Capt. of Detectives Tim Hanna said investigations such as this help to curb drug activity because it takes mid-level drug dealers out of the loop.

“McKeesport Police Department works closely with DANET agents in all of its drug investigations,” Hanna said. “This investigation was funded by the District Attorney's office, and that allows us to get investigations done more efficiently than we would otherwise. They have an active role in what we do here.”

During Friday's search, Anderson led detectives to two containers where the 140 stamp bags were located. Police confiscated $795 in cash, two cell phones and a plastic bag containing a small amount of suspected marijuana.

Anderson was transported to Allegheny County Jail and released on bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi.

Jennifer R. Vertullo is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-664-9161 ext. 1956, or jvertullo@tribweb.com.

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