Sheraden mom, son face drug charges
Pittsburgh police arrested a mother and son after more than 430 stamp bags of heroin, as well as marijuana, drug paraphernalia and about $8,000 in cash were found in their Sheraden home last week, police said.
On Thursday, detectives searched the home of Terra Dean, 39, and Trae Wheeler, 20, in the 3200 block of Ashlyn Street.
Police found three bricks of heroin in Wheeler's bedroom that were later determined to contain 137 stamp bags of heroin, marked with “Batman” in blue ink, police said.
In Wheeler's bedroom, detectives also found $1,980 on top of a bed, a digital scale, 14 cell phones and two Percocet pills, police said. Detectives found $5,166 in two jacket pockets in a closet. During a search of Wheeler, detectives found three cell phones and $476, police said.
Six bricks of heroin in Dean's bedroom contained 302 stamp bags marked with “Exxon” in blue ink, police said. Small rubber bands and $220 were in a purse in her closet, police said.
Outside the home, detectives found 16 .40-caliber bullets and an 8-round magazine for a Smith & Wesson .40-caliber gun, police said.
Police charged Dean and Wheeler with possession of a controlled substance and other offenses. Dean posted bail. Wheeler remains in Allegheny County Jail.
Both face preliminary hearings on Thursday.
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