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Monessen woman tells police she sold heroin

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Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, 4:09 p.m.
 

A Monessen woman was arrested on charges of possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia after city police executed a search warrant at her home and discovered 36 stamp bags of heroin.

Nikia Johnson, 39, was ordered held in the Westmoreland County Prison after failing to post $50,000 bail pending a Nov. 8 preliminary hearing before District Judge Joseph Dalfonso.

Police said they discovered the stamp bags in her purse after they executed the warrant at her residence along the 400 block of Motheral Avenue Rear. Police also found alleged drug paraphernalia throughout the home.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed before Dalfonso, Johnson admitted to police during an interview after her arrest that she sells heroin.

Lt. James Smith wrote in the affidavit of probable cause filed before Dalfonso that Johnson estimated she has been selling approximately “five bricks a day.”

A brick consists of 50 stamp bags of heroin.

Johnson was jailed Friday after the drug raid Thursday evening.

 

 
 


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