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Hannastown woman faces charges of drug possession

| Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, 3:42 p.m.

A Hannastown woman is facing drug-related charges after police accused her of discarding four packets of heroin marked “Dream Team” after a traffic stop in North Huntingdon 30 in June.

Kayla Ronea Tolvinski, 23, of Shoupe Avenue, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.

A phone number is not listed for Tolvinski. Court records do not indicate if she has an attorney.

North Huntingdon police initiated a traffic stop on the Ford Escape station wagon in which she was riding after the driver made an illegal right turn on Route 30 eastbound.

While police were talking to the driver, they noticed Tolvinski, who was sitting in the back of the vehicle, playing with several purses next to her in what appeared to be an attempt to hide something. Police requested the department's drug-sniffing dog when they spotted two silver spoons on the rear of the floor, according to the complaint.

Police searched the vehicle and seized three silver spoons, three hypodermic needles, a razor blade and a cap to the hypodermic needle, according to the complaint.

Tolvinski agreed to go to the station, police said.

The officer returned to his squad car and found four cellophane packets stamped “Dream Team” lying on the ground next to the door where Tolvinski had exited, and lab tests confirmed the packets contained 0.05 grams of heroin, according to the complaint.

A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 27 with North Huntingdon District Judge Douglas Weimer.

Amanda Dolasinski is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8626 or adolasinski@tribweb.com.

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