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Money, drugs recovered in West Elizabeth arrest

More than $2,500 in cash and 40 packets of heroin were recovered as a result of undercover narcotics operations in West Elizabeth by Elizabeth police.

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Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, 1:16 a.m.

Elizabeth police arrested two men and recovered money and drugs as part of an undercover operation.

Deon Webb, 18, of West Mifflin and Drake Cheadle, 21, of Clairton were arrested in connection with a heroin sale on Friday around 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Fifth and Border streets in West Elizabeth.

The arrest is the result of several weeks of surveillance.

“We've had a lot of complaints,” Elizabeth Officer-in-Charge Tim Butler said. “So we had an undercover officer watching the area.”

Butler said the two men had $2,600 and 40 packets of heroin.

They were transported to Allegheny County Jail and charged with conspiracy and delivery of a controlled substance.

“The arrest happened within minutes of the sale,” Butler said.

Police plan to obtain a warrant on Monday to search the vehicle that was used in the drug deal.

Information about the vehicle was not disclosed on Friday.

A preliminary hearing for Webb and Cheadle before Magisterial District Judge Beth Mills has not been scheduled yet.

Staff writer Patrick Cloonan contributed to this story. Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or

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