3 arrested in Jeannette warrants sweep
Three men are in custody as a result of separate drug-warrant raids on Thursday in Jeannette in which 18 individually wrapped packets of crack cocaine, 12 grams of marijuana, an AK-47 rifle and a four-shot, .22-caliber handgun were confiscated.
Police Chief Shannon Binda said police from Jeannette and North Huntingdon, along with drug task force officers from the Attorney General's Office and Westmoreland County, participated in warrant sweeps on Division Street and South Fifth Street between 6:15 and 9 p.m. Three search warrants were served, the chief said.
Maurice J. “Mano” Johnson, 25, of Pittsburgh is charged with possession of a controlled substance and firearm violations. He was apprehended along the 600 block of Division Street.
According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Jeannette Patrolman James Phillips, police found marijuana and 18 plastic bags containing about 66 grams of crack cocaine in Johnson's pockets, along with $551.
In addition, Johnson was charged with receiving stolen property, illegal possession of a firearm by a felon, and carrying a firearm without a license. In April, he was linked to possession of a .380 handgun stolen in 2012 from a vehicle parked in a Magee Avenue lot.
Johnson was arraigned on Friday before District Judge Joseph DeMarchis and jailed after failing to post $50,000 bail.
Police arrested Anthony M. Inks, 26, of Jeannette while executing a search warrant at a Division Street home. Police said Inks, who did not have a license, possessed a loaded, four-shot Derringer pistol. He was jailed after failing to post $5,000 bail.
The AK-47 and drug paraphernalia reportedly were confiscated from a South Fifth Street residence.
No complaints have been filed in connection with the assault rifle. Binda said the investigation is continuing.
Chastin A. Crosby, 26, of Jeannette was jailed for allegedly violating parole terms in connection with a 2010 drug conviction, according to online court records.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Yukon pet shelter, ex-leader battle over electricity shutoff
- Four Kiski Area students involved in bus accident ‘fine’
- Greensburg Salem football game celebrates late coach Williams, historian Kaufman
- Youngwood teenager to be tried in juvenile court in stabbing case
- Tree falls into house in Hempfield, injuring 1
- Judge OKs testimony of former Honduran orphan in priest abuse case
- Honored Westmoreland youth counselor sought in theft of money from clients
- Hempfield officials to review site plan for Excela Health Orthoplex
- Inmate charged with smuggling drugs into Westmoreland prison
- Youngwood officials consider taking over building inspections
- Unity planners recommend OK of church plans