Duquesne police make drug arrest
Police found something up the sleeve — or more accurately, the pants leg — of a Duquesne man during a traffic stop Monday.
Police Chief Richard Adams said an officer noticed a large plastic bag sticking out from the pants Jamie Demery, 28, was wearing.
“There were two bags inside that bag,” Adams said. “One had 500 packets of (suspected) heroin, the other 2,000 packets.”
The suspected drug would have a street value of $10 per packet or $25,000, the police chief said.
Demery was charged with felony counts of possession of heroin and possession with intent to deliver, as well as a misdemeanor count of prohibited acts.
Police stopped the car in which Demery was a passenger along the 400 block of Hamilton Avenue around 7 p.m. Adams said the windows of the vehicle were tinted and so was a cover over the license plate, obscuring the number.
Officers found Demery and the driver had suspended licenses.
The driver was not charged, but Demery was arraigned early Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge Richard H. Zoller and released on his own recognizance pending a Tuesday hearing at 8:30 a.m. before Magisterial District Judge Scott H. Schricker in Turtle Creek.
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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