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Swissvale barber accused of selling crack cocaine from shop

Ben Schmitt
| Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, 10:57 a.m.
Brian Torrey Smith, 26, is charged with selling crack in between haircuts at Cut and Play on Washington Street in Swissvale.
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Brian Torrey Smith, 26, is charged with selling crack in between haircuts at Cut and Play on Washington Street in Swissvale.

Swissvale police charged a barber with selling crack cocaine out of the shop he worked in.

Brian Torrey Smith, 26, is charged with selling crack in between haircuts at Cut and Play on Washington Street in Swissvale. Police arrested him Thursday after allegedly making undercover purchases from him outside the barber shop.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at 4 p.m. today.

The shop owner told Trib partner WPXI he doesn’t allow drugs inside his business, and he runs a program to help keep kids off the street.

He said Smith of Penn Hills is a registered student barber who was part of an apprenticeship program.

Swissvale police told WPXI they have been receiving complaints about drug sales in or around the barber shop.

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