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Police: Man had drugs in backpack at Triangle Tech

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Triangle Tech student found with suspected heroin in his backpack while attending classes in the Greensburg technical school, according to police,

Alexander J. Primack, 21, of Greensburg is charged with two counts of possessing a controlled substance and one count of possessing drug paraphernalia, according to the warrant issued by Greensburg District Judge James Albert.

Police said officials at the East Pittsburgh Street school found the suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia last month when Primack fell asleep during class.

School officials believed he was under the influence of some type of substance at the time, police said.

Ten hypodermic needles — nine new and one used — a vial, plastic bags containing a white substance and several small, individual white papers wrapped in a rubber band were in the bag, police said.

At the station, police said they found 10 stamp bags of suspected heroin in the backpack. The bags were stamped “income tax,” police said. Authorities believe the white substance in the plastic bags was cocaine.

All of the items were sent to the state police crime lab for analysis.

Primack was dismissed from the school, authorities said.

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