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Sheriff's deputies find $400K of heroin in Kennedy motel room

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Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
 

Deputies arrested two men from New Jersey in a Kennedy motel room where investigators found about $400,000 worth of heroin, Allegheny County Sheriff William P. Mullen said Friday.

Santino H. Drew, 35, and Thomas M. Martinez, 34, both from Brunswick, were charged with a variety of drug crimes when sheriff's deputies developed enough information to obtain a warrant to search their room at the Comfort Inn along Steubenville Pike, Mullen said.

Deputies and local police found approximately 26,000 stamp bags — or 520 bricks — of heroin when they searched the room on Thursday, Mullen said.

Drew and Martinez are in the county jail to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday.

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