1850 Stamp bags of suspected heroin seized in New Kensington drug bust


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New Kensington, Pa. – Agents of the PA Office of Attorney General and the New Kensington Police department seized more than 1800 stamp bags of suspected heroin after executing a search warrant on a residence located at 1395 Leishman Avenue just before 8:00 pm Tuesday night. (CORRECTION) The original published amount of stamp bags in this article was listed as 1350 bags of suspected fentanyl that has been corrected to 1850 stamp bags of Heroin.

Arrested in the incident were Alexis Pryor, age 25 of New Kensington, David Trent, age 37 of New Kensington, Reuben Williams, age 44 of New Kensington, and Jonelle McCandless, age 33 of New Kensignton. All 4 suspects resided at the same address as 1395 Leishman Avenue.

Seized in the bust were the following items: 1350 stamp bags of suspected fentanyl in the 3rd-floor bedroom, Sig Sour 9mm Pistol, a baggie of Marijuana, white powdery substance, 50 packets of fentanyl in the kitchen, $677 in cash, a digital scale and miscellaneous paraphernalia.

Charges: (F)=Felony (M)=Misdemeanor(S)=Summary

Alexis Pryor: F Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver 10/08/2019, F Criminal Conspiracy Engaging – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver and M Int Poss Contr Subst By Per Not Registered

David Trent: F1 Corrupt Organizations – Employee 10/08/2019, F1 Consp To Vio 911b1, 911b2, 911b3, F Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, F Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, F Criminal Conspiracy Engaging – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, A F3 Criminal Use Of Communication Facility, M2 Tamper With/Fabricate Physical Evidence, M Int Poss Contr Subst By Per Not Registered, M Int Poss Contr Subst By Per Not Registered, M Poss Of Marijuana and M Use/Poss Of Drug Paraphernalia. ( Once inside the residence, Trent was observed throwing an item, later found to be heroin behind the refrigerator, thus the additional charges. )

Jonelle McCandless: F1 Corrupt Organizations – Employee 10/08/2019, F1 Consp To Vio 911b1, 911b2, 911b3, F Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, F Criminal Conspiracy Engaging – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, 2 Counts M Int Poss Contr Subst By Per Not Reg, M Poss Of Marijuana and M Use/Poss Of Drug Paraphernalia

Reuben Williams: F1 Corrupt Organizations – Employee 10/08/2019, F1 Consp To Vio 911b1, 911b2, 911b3 10/08/2019, Person Not To Possess Use Etc. Firearms, F Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, F Criminal Conspiracy Engaging – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, M Int Poss Contr Subst By Per Not Reg, M Poss Of Marijuana and M Use/Poss Of Drug Paraphernalia.

Preliminary Hearings are scheduled on 10/23/2019 @ 9:30 am before the Honorable Magisterial District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.

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