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Police arrest grandfather, grandson in Hill District drug raid

| Friday, June 14, 2013, 12:48 p.m.
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
Albert Martin, 73, will face drug charges after police found him with heroin, cocaine, $4,220 in cash and drug packaging materials inside a house in the 700 block of Mercer Street on Friday, June 14, 2013.
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
Troy Martin, 20, will face drug charges after police found him with heroin, cocaine, $4,220 in cash and drug packaging materials inside a house in the 700 block of Mercer Street on Friday, June 14, 2013.

Pittsburgh police arrested a grandfather and his grandson and seized $13,000 in drugs early Friday morning during a drug raid at a Hill District home.

Albert Martin, 73; and Troy Martin, 20, will face drug charges after police found them with heroin, cocaine, $4,220 in cash and drug packaging materials inside a house in the 700 block of Mercer Street. Troy Martin will also face firearms-related charges for two Glock pistols with 30-round magazines, police said.

Plainclothes officers investigated the home for three months after complaints of drug activity and two days ago, officers secured search warrants. Zone 2 officers and SWAT members raided the home at 6 a.m. Friday, finding Troy and Albert Martin inside, according to police.

police found 24 bricks of heroin worth $12,000 and an ounce of cocaine worth $1,000.

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