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Man held for alleged heroin sale

| Friday, May 11, 2012, 12:29 a.m.

A Greensburg man is accused of selling heroin to a confidential informant and an undercover detective in the parking lot of the Gabriel Brothers Plaza on Route 30 in Hempfield Township.

Christopher Twigger, 19, of 617 Grove St., is charged with possession and possession with intent to deliver heroin, along with possession of drug paraphernalia, Penn Township police and Westmoreland County detectives said.

Authorities allege that Twigger, a former Penn Township resident, sold 20 stamp bags of heroin Oct. 15 in the parking lot.

He was arrested after the transaction, and a search was conducted at Twigger's home. Authorities said they confiscated another 27 stamp bags of the drug and a digital scale at the residence.

Twigger was arraigned in Westmoreland County Night Court and jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.

This case is not related to other drug arrests made by Penn Township police in the last two weeks, authorities said.

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