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Man accused of selling cocaine in Murrysville

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By Daveen Rae Kurutz
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 11:42 a.m.
 

A North Versailles man was charged last month with selling cocaine and marijuana in the Murrysville area over a period of at least 15 months.

The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office charged John J. DiNapoli, Jr., 29, with two counts each of delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. He is accused of delivering 131.4 grams of cocaine in Murrysville and 259.3 grams of cocaine in Bell Township.

DiNapoli also was charged with criminal use of a communication facility and two counts of delivery of a controlled substance for incidents in Bell Township.

A first controlled purchase of 4.5 ounces of cocaine was made in December in an individual in a Murrysville parking lot, according to the affadavit of probable case. DiNapoli delivered more than 7 kilograms of cocaine to the same individual between 2008 and November 2012, as well as about 10 pounds of marijuana each year, the affadavit stated. Those deliveries typically took place at a Bell Township residence and were sold throughout Westmoreland County, police said.

DiNapoli was held for court after a preliminary hearing on March 3 in front of Magisterial Judge Charles Conway. He is scheduled for a formal arraignment in Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas April 24.

Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or dkurutz@tribweb.com.

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