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Alleged heroin dealer from Cleveland nabbed in Kittanning

Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, 1:01 a.m.
 

KITTANNING — A 27-year-old Ohio man, who police allege has been one of the main heroin dealers in Kittanning, was arrested in the borough on Wednesday night.

Reganald LaMont Stearns of Cleveland had taken up temporary residence at 504 Fair St., Kittanning, and had been bringing in an average of 250 to 300 stamp bags of heroin a week to the borough from New Kensington, said a member of the Armstrong County Narcotics Task Force Team (ARMNET).

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Stearns, also known as “Nino,” was arrested about 7:15 p.m. after a controlled buy of 10 stamp bags by an undercover officer along the 700 block of North Grant Avenue.

Stearns was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and delivery of a controlled substance.

He was arraigned before District Judge J. Gary DeComo and was placed in the Armstrong County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday before District Judge James Owen.

According to an ARMNET agent, law enforcement authorities had been watching Stearns' activities for several months. Additional drug charges are likely to be filed against Stearns, and there may be another arrest made in connection with the case, he said.

ARMNET agents were assisted by Kittanning police, and officers from Freeport, New Bethlehem and Parks.

Brigid Beatty is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-543-1303 or bbeatty@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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