Drugs, cash found in Monongahela traffic stop
A Clairton man is facing multiple charges after police allegedly found various drugs stuffed in his pants during a traffic stop in Monongahela.
Christopher William Miles, 21, of 4701 Batan Ave., was charged Monday with five counts each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of driving while operating privilege suspended or revoked.
The charges were filed in the office of Magisterial District Judge Mark Wilson in Monongahela. Miles is lodged in the Allegheny County Jail on a probation detainer.
Police found 100 stamp bags of heroin, a quantity of bulk heroin not yet packaged, crack cocaine, Suboxone, a small bag of marijuana, three cell phones and $530 in cash.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, police Officer Bill Fusco stopped a red F-150 driven by Miles at 10:59 a.m. Saturday because the windshield contained a large crack. Fusco said he detected a strong smell of marijuana in the vehicle, which is registered to Christopher Trettel.
Police had information that Trettel was renting the truck out to a Clairton man to bring heroin to Monongahela, according to the affidavit.
Fusco asked Miles if he had anything illegal on him. Miles said no and gave the police officer permission to search the vehicle, according to the affidavit.
Fusco reported smelling a strong odor of marijuana coming from Miles' clothing and observed 12 Suboxone pills in an unlabeled bottle in the center console of the vehicle. The officer asked Miles if he had anything illegal on him, and the suspect replied, “OK, officer, I am going to be honest. I have a sack of weed in my drawers,” according to the affidavit.
Fusco found marijuana, five grams of suspected crack and 100 stamp bags of heroin in Miles' pants.
According to the affidavit, Miles said he was “just delivering the drugs as a favor for a friend.”
Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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