Two arrested on drug charges in Charleroi
By The Valley Independent
Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 12:06 a.m.
A Monessen man is in jail after being accused of making a hand-to-hand illegal drug transaction early Tuesday morning in Charleroi.
According to Charleroi Regional Police, Zachary Lawson, 27, of 1017 Knox Ave., met an unidentified female at 908 Prospect Ave. in Charleroi and gave her a baggie of suspected crack cocaine in exchange for $20.
Detective Eric Porter said police then conducted “a knock and announce” at the door and heard running throughout the house.
Barbara Davis, who resides at the house, opened the door and gave police consent to enter the house where officers found six stamp bags of suspected heroin wrapped in a toilet tank after they observed the lid was lying on the floor, according to Porter.
Porter said a measuring glass containing a white rock substance was found in the bathroom vanity and that both were still hot to the touch, which is consistent to powder cocaine being freshly cooked into rock-cocaine form.
Police then located two plastic baggies of suspected marijuana and suspected powder cocaine on the kitchen table.
Baking soda, spoons, knives, two digital scales and baggies were found in the kitchen as well, Porter said.
Lawson had $333 in his possession and while Steven Burrow, 21, of 565 Read St., Clairton, was also present in the residence and was found hiding in the bathroom with $202 on his person.
Both Lawson and Burrow were charged with two felony counts of manufacture, deliver or possession with intent to deliver and single misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both were arraigned 4 a.m. before Magisterial District Judge Larry Hopkins and sent to the Washington County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bond.
Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. April 10.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pastor’s childhood tale, scar key to Easter message
- Drug suspect’s escape try fails
- North Charleroi man to stand trial for car thefts, arson charges
- Electric heater blamed for Charleroi house fire
- Card theft claim lands Charleroi woman in trouble
- It’s ‘Sammy Vasquez Jr. Day’ in Monessen
- Marion promotes autism awareness
- First Federal, Community Bank join
- Smithton native charged in Ohio with faking illness to raise money
- Stockdale firefighter finalist for National Firemark Award
- Fire rips through Rostraver house