FBI arrests 30 in drug sweep across Western Pa.; 3 remain at large
Federal agents worked with local police Wednesday to arrest 30 people across Western Pennsylvania on drug charges, accusing them of trafficking heroin, cocaine, crack and marijuana, federal prosecutors said.
A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh charged 33 people total in three indictments, said U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady.
The FBI said suspects Justin Law, James Wells and Delbert Pate remain at large and should be considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone who knows their whereabouts is asked to contact police or call the FBI Pittsburgh office at (412) 432-4000.
The FBI worked with federal agents from other departments and state and local police including the Allegheny County Police Department and officers from Monroeville, Penn Hills, Shaler and Wilkinsburg.
The first indictment names 25 defendants accused in one or more of the drug conspiracies. Prosecutors alleged they conspired to sell 100 grams or more of heroin, 500 grams or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of crack between Aug. 2018 and May 2019.
Those defendants are:
• Howard McFadden, 29, of Turtle Creek
• James Wells, 31, of Braddock
• Donald Singleton, 47, of Pittsburgh
• Richard Coto-Wheat, 26, of Duquesne
• Jaymare Jackson, 29, of Braddock
• Dorian Boyd, 24, of Braddock
• Delbert Pate, 26, of Duquesne
• Michael Rose, 27, of Pittsburgh
• Reginald Brown, 29, of East Pittsburgh
• Kreg Williams, 29, of Duquesne
• Keenan Williams, 21, of Duquesne
• Rand Wolford, 31, of Braddock
• Marcel Sewell, 58, of Braddock
• Talen Holmes, 21, of Pittsburgh
• Rodney Dennard, 51, of Pittsburgh
• Bernard Wilkins, 56, of Irwin
• William Kalna, 50, of West Newton
• Justin Law, 30, of Wilkinsburg
• Tyrone Roilton, 28, of Braddock
• Lisamarie Ross, 35, of New Alexandria
• Travis Moore, 26, of Pittsburgh
• Thomas Dwyer, 42, of Homestead
• Gregory Luptak, 51, of North Huntington
• Paula DeBaker, 55, of Braddock
• Philip Matey, 53, of North Braddock
The second indictment said four people conspired to sell 100 grams or more of heroin and 500 grams or more of cocaine between April and May of 2019.
• Chadlin Leavy, 30, of Pittsburgh
• Marvin Porter, 48, of Allison Park
• Damien Franklin, 26, of Verona
• Larry Dandridge, 24, of Monroeville
The third indictment alleged five people conspired to sell over 100 kilograms of marijuana between April and May 2019.
Those defandants are:
• Wayne Barker, 61, of West Mifflin
• William Barker, 63, of Upper St. Clair
• Eric Vanderslice, 39, of Phoenixville.
• Jared Eck, 28, of Pittsburgh
• Chadlin Leavy, who was also charged in the second indictment
If convicted those charged could face decades in prison and millions in fines. Rose, a convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing a firearm, faces weapons charges that put him in prison for life if convicted, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Madasyn at 724-226-4702, [email protected] or via Twitter .