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Police: Greensburg woman sold cocaine from apartment

| Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 4:47 p.m.

A Greensburg woman was charged on Friday with selling crack cocaine from an apartment near a city fire station.

Juanita Marie Newhouse, 28, of 222 Alexander St., Apt. 2, was arraigned last night on drug charges.

Neighbors have complained to police for months about drugs being sold from the apartment in the city's 5th Ward, police Capt. George Seranko said.

Authorities began searching the apartment, which is a few houses from Greensburg Hose Company No. 3, about 3 p.m. yesterday.

Police made undercover buys from Newhouse three times during the several-month investigation, Seranko said. Each time, 1.4 grams of crack cocaine -- worth about $300 on the street -- was obtained, police said.

Two buys were made March 3 and the third on Tuesday, police said.

A man discovered in the apartment, Benjamin Brown Jr., 26, of McKeesport, will be turned over to McKeesport police, who want him on a simple assault charge, Greensburg police said.

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