Man arrested in Carnegie on drug charges
An anonymous tip led to the arrest of a wanted man in Carnegie Jan. 16 on charges of felony drug possession. Rocco Vincent Colonello, of Valencia, had previously evaded police during a separate incident in Franklin Park, according to an incident report.
Carnegie police apprehended Colonello outside a residence at 131 Court Street. They found in his possession a small amount of suspected marijuana separated into three small baggies, and a bag containing 3.9 grams of methamphetamine and 7.6 grams of cocaine.
A search of a tote bag in Colonello’s possession turned up several smoking apparatuses and a digital scale, which the report states indicates an intent to distribute.
Colonello is being charged with one count of drug manufacturing and one count of possession with intent to deliver, both ungraded felonies that can carry sentences of 7-10 years in prison. He also faces several misdemeanor charges of drug and paraphernalia possession. Colonello was arraigned in Crafton before Magisterial District Judge Jack Kobistek the afternoon of Jan. 16. He was later transported to Pittsburgh to be brought up on charges related to the Franklin Park incident.
He is currently in the Allegheny County Jail on $50,000 straight bail.
Matthew Guerry is a Tribune-Review contributor.