Pair arrested on drug charges stemming from Washington County raid
Southwest Regional Police filed charges Tuesday against two people after seizing 500 stamp bags of heroin and other drugs from a Washington County home earlier in October.
Loretta Huntington, 41, of Coal Center, and Ramon Cammack, 34, of Pittsburgh were charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police were called to Huntington's Spring Street home at about 5 p.m. Oct. 11 after someone reported that a man was standing on the back porch with a rifle.
Officer Stephen Schwartz determined that the reported rifle was a pellet gun.
An 18-year-old man was using the gun to shoot at birds, police said.
Police could smell marijuana from outside the home, according to Chief John Hartman.
Police searched the home and found more than an ounce of marijuana and oxymorphone tablets stashed in a shoe, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
Officers recovered a safe that contained the heroin, $3,000, a digital scale with suspected marijuana residue and two cartridges for electronic cigarettes that contained suspected heroin.
Cammack told police the marijuana and pills were his, police said. Huntington told police the safe was her “personal property” several times as they were removing it from the home, according to court records.
Police said Cammack had been staying with Huntington and that paperwork in the safe had both their names on it.
Hartman said he considered the drug seizure to be significant.
“The officers did a good job that night, and they seized a substantial amount of heroin off the streets,” he said.
The 18-year-old with the pellet gun, Joshua Huntington, will be charged with disorderly conduct, a summary offense, police said.
A preliminary hearing for Cammack and Huntington will be scheduled before Brownsville District Judge Joshua Kanalis.
Jewels Phraner is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-850-1218 or email@example.com.
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