Heroin charges in Charleroi
When authorities served a bench warrant on Shawn Patterson Aug. 15 at his 101 Luella Ave. home, the Charleroi man consented to a search.
Washington County detectives allegedly seized 30 bricks of heroin, the equivalent of 1,500 stamp bags, as well as $5,586 in cash.
Patterson was arrested at the time and turned over to the Westmoreland County Sheriff.
He eventually made bail on the Westmoreland County charges.
Monday night, authorities armed with an arrest warrant, searched the 1005 Crest Ave., Charleroi home of his mother, Kathy Patterson Savko. During that search, investigators reported finding 50 bags of heroin and a little more than $6,600 in cash on Patterson.
He was charged Monday with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. Those charges stem from the Aug. 15 search, said Richard Gluth, supervisor of the district attorney's drug task force.
Arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Larry Hopkins in Charleroi, he was remanded in lieu of $750,000 bond.
Patterson will be charged at a later date for the drugs police allegedly discovered on him Monday night.
Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or email@example.com.
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.
- Second career choice leads to business ownership in Charleroi
- Charleroi Area mulls wrestling team future
- Cal U’s 22 Pushups effort draws attention to suicide by veterans
- Social Security the most misunderstood retirement asset
- Home health care worker assaulted in Monongahela
- DA Vittone gives Washington County $100K from drug forfeitures
- Fayette man allegedly exposed self to Charleroi children
- Pittsburgh diocese campaign big success
- Westmoreland firefighters get training to save pets
- Crisafulli: No signs of slowing down
- Monessen teenager charged in arson spree