Woman, juveniles charged in Irwin drug bust
North Huntingdon, Irwin and Pennsylvania State Police seized about $7,600 worth of heroin in Irwin.
According to Chief Andrew Lisiecki, police seized 14 bricks of heroin, a loaded .45 caliber pistol, a large amount of cash and a small amount of marijuana in a car driven by Katelyn Sue Jones, 22, a resident of the Villages of Easton, a development in Irwin.
Jones faces two charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of children, because her 3-year-old daughter was in the vehicle at the time, police said.
The two juveniles, who reside in Penn Hills and Turtle Creek, each face charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and conspiring to deliver a controlled substance, Lisiecki said in a news release.
According to a police report, filed by state trooper Jeffrey Brautigam, officers arrested Jones and the juveniles in the parking lot of the apartment complex after they returned from picking up the heroin in Pittsburgh.
Jones told officers she had allowed the juveniles to use her apartment to sell heroin for five days after they agreed to pay her $50 per day, Brautigam wrote.
Jones faces a preliminary hearing in District Judge Douglas Weimer's North Huntingdon courtroom on Wednesday, and the juveniles are being detained until they can face a hearing in juvenile court.
Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8626, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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