TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Duquesne man jailed on narcotics charges

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, 3:21 a.m.
 

A Duquesne man is charged with trying to distribute 100 packets of heroin.

Police Chief Richard Adams said on Tuesday that Rayshawn McDonald, 26, was arrested on Monday around 1 p.m. along the 1000 block of Kennedy Avenue.

He is charged with possession of heroin and possession with intent to deliver.

Adams said McDonald was found with the suspected heroin and $850 in cash while riding with Alexxa Gayle, 21, of Pittsburgh's Stanton Heights neighborhood.

Gayle was not charged with drug-related counts but awaits a summons to appear in court on charges of disorderly conduct and two counts of traffic violations.

The Duquesne chief said he does not believe the heroin was from batches that have been mixed with fentanyl and blamed for multiple deaths across Allegheny County. He said the heroin seized in Monday's arrest would be turned over to the Allegheny County laboratory for analysis.

Adams said Gayle made a turn from Seventh Street onto Kennedy without using her turn signal and was seen with an exhaust pipe hanging down and scraping against the roadway.

When the driver was pulled over, an officer said he saw McDonald stuffing a plastic shopping bag under the seat.

Adams said the 100 packets of heroin were found in that bag and a search of McDonald turned up the cash.

McDonald was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Elissa Marie Lang in Pittsburgh and placed in Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

He is scheduled to go before Magisterial District Judge Scott H. Schricker in Turtle Creek for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 25 at 8:30 a.m.

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

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read McKeesport

  1. Mon Yough school districts, nonprofits getting by for now with no state budget
  2. Homestead Cemetery board files for bankruptcy
  3. Local residents reminisce about Glassport pool
  4. More work to begin on Homestead-Duquesne Road
  5. Mifflin Road project is on schedule, within budget
  6. Steel Valley extends superintendent’s contract
  7. Homeville Viaduct project should extend life of span
  8. Turtle Creek The following cases …
  9. 4-D Theater debuts at Kennywood
  10. Mon Valley spans in need of attention