Police: 2 arrested on drug charges when heroin found during search
Latrobe police arrested two city residents over the weekend on multiple heroin-possession charges after confiscating nearly three bundles of heroin and suspected drug paraphernalia inside an apartment, according to court records.
Marcus J. Grasmick, 26, and Kathy L. Runyon, 45, are charged with possession and delivery of a controlled substance, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Grasmick also is charged with illegal possession of a firearm by a felon after officers recovered a .22-caliber handgun in the apartment.
According to Officer Matthew Reeves, when officers arrived about 8 p.m. to serve a search warrant at the couple’s apartment on the 500 block of Main Street, a man was knocking on the front door but ran away. He was subsequently detained and released.
Reeves said police forced their way into the apartment and located Grasmick and Runyon in a back bedroom.
Police seized 42 stamp bags of suspected heroin, multiple empty stamp bags, syringes, a digital scale and $350, Reeves reported. Police also said they confiscated three cellphones.
Grasmick and Runyon were ordered held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $50,000 bail each. A preliminary hearing is scheduled March 25 before District Judge Michael Mahady.
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