Police: Drugs, guns seized in raids at 2 Jeannette homes
Drugs, six guns and $3,500 were seized Thursday from two Jeannette homes during raids by city police, agents from the state Attorney General’s office and members of the Pennsylvania National Guard, according to police Chief Shannon Binda.
Charges were filed Friday against five adults in connection with the raids on Pine and Good streets. Binda said a 16-year-old boy also is facing charges.
Drugs seized at both locations included 58 grams of fentanyl, 595 stamp bags of heroin, 15 grams of crack cocaine and more than 2 grams of black tar heroin, Binda said.
“This was the direct result of the ongoing investigation into the illegal drug (sales) that has plagued our region,” Binda said. “Make no mistake, this investigation will continue.”
Arrested at the Pine Street home were Stefon Wilson, 21, of Pittsburgh; Takeya Shantail Woods, 24, of Jeannette; Maurice Patrick Williams, 24, of Jeannette; Jonah M. Raymaley, 28, of Penn Township; and the teen.
Investigators got a search warrant for the home and found three handguns, drugs, cash and other items used in the packaging and sale of controlled substances, according to a criminal complaint. Wilson, Woods, Williams and the boy all were found at the home.
Raymaley was seen purchasing crack cocaine there earlier in the day while investigators were conducting surveillance, according to court papers.
At the Good Street location, authorities found crack cocaine, a rifle, a pistol that had been reported stolen and other items used for the packaging and sale of controlled substances. Police arrested Aliziah Isiah Feliberty, 19, of Jeannette, who authorities said tried to flee as officers arrived.
Feliberty had just moved into the city from Florida about six months ago, according to court papers.
All of the adult suspects are charged with drug offenses. Woods, Wilson and Williams are charged with conspiracy and weapons violations. Feliberty also is charged with weapons violations. Williams, Feliberty and Wilson are being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $50,000 bail.
Woods’ bail was set at $15,000 and Raymaley was being held on $25,000 bail.
Preliminary hearings for all the suspects are set for Sept. 26. None of them had attorneys listed in online court records.
Binda said an arrest warrant was issued for a seventh person in connection with the raids but no information was available about that suspect.
Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .