TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


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

Most serious charges dropped in Ringgold pill case

Email Newsletters

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

Daily Photo Galleries

By Trib Total Media
Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, 1:16 a.m.
 

Three felony drug counts were withdrawn Thursday against a Ringgold High School senior accused of distributing prescription narcotics during lunch period.

However, Christopher Pagano, 18, of Finleyville, was ordered to stand trial on three misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Mark Wilson in Monongahela.

On Jan. 14, Wilson sent Pagano to the Washington County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bond. Pagano was released after he posted bond the next day.

Carroll Township police were called to the school Dec. 5 after Pagano allegedly made hand-to-hand transactions of prescription narcotics during lunch period, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Police allege Pagano traded Vicoden to another juvenile for Xanax during a Nov. 30 lunch period. That juvenile then distributed the pills to three other students, two of whom admitted to ingesting the pills.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Mon Valley

  1. Rostraver man arraigned on murder charge
  2. Former Charleroi Area, Elizabeth Forward soccer coach charged in drug sweep
  3. Business coach to address Monongahela chamber event
  4. Washington Township man’s passion for hunting sends wounded vet on African safari
  5. By any name, Haberman forever linked to recollections of Donora
  6. Monessen man gets jail in drug cases
  7. Mon City drug suspect picked up in Lehigh Co.
  8. Five implicated in Ringgold beatings
  9. Belle Vernon students advance to state history competition
  10. Fast food: Mobile kitchen serves students at Cal U