Youngwood man charged with drug possession |

Youngwood man charged with drug possession

Rich Cholodofsky
Heroin, money and other items seized during a search of a Youngwood home on April 26. 2019. Deputy sheriffs charged Darrell Scott Strong, 50, with three drug-related offenses.

A Youngwood man was charged Friday with drug possession and other offenses after he was arrested by Westmoreland County deputy sheriffs in the area to capture another wanted suspect.

Darrell Scott Strong, 50, is charged with two counts of possession of controlled substances and one charge of drug paraphernalia possession.

According to the criminal complaint, Deputy Sheriff Robby Orbin — while on surveillance of nearby residence — spotted Strong, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant. Orbin said he followed the vehicle Strong was riding in and, during a traffic stop, the driver admitted that heroin was in the glove compartment.

Police found 67 stamp bags of suspected heroin and $841 in cash in the vehicle, according to the criminal complaint.

Orbin said the car’s driver told deputies he was taking Strong around to sell the drugs and more controlled substances were located at his Youngwood home.

A search of the Depot Street residence found empty stamp bags that police said matched to the packaging found in the car, as well as another $759 in cash, assorted drug paraphernalia, three live marijuana plants and a pill bottle containing suboxone strips wrapped in foil, police said.

Strong, who is being held in jail after he was unable to post bond, is scheduled to appear May 7 for a preliminary hearing before Hempfield District Justice Anthony Bompiani. It could not be determined Friday if the driver of the car will face any charges.

Rich Cholodofsky is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Rich at 724-830-6293, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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