Business

Police issue two warrants and seize thousands of suspected heroin and fentanyl bags in Rankin

RANKIN BOROUGH (KDKA)-The two-month investigation ended with an assault that seized approximately 4,000 bags of suspected heroin and fentanyl and a pistol.

An investigation warrant was executed at Rankin’s Parisise Plaza around 6 am on Thursday.

For the past two months, the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Drug Enforcement Team has been conducting an undercover investigation into alleged drug trafficking in and around Rankin’s apartment complex.

The increase in violence occurring in Rankin was believed to be related to its suspicious drug trafficking.

When the agent entered the complex, he confiscated approximately 4,000 bags of heroin and fentanyl, as well as the 40-caliber Glock loaded.

In addition, arrest warrants were issued to two men. Both Monter Mitchell and Durob Johnson Jr. have arrest warrants.

Monter Mitchell mugshot

Allegheny County


durobbjohnson.jpg
Du Rob Johnson Jr. Mugshot

Allegheny County


After the attack, the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office issued a statement stating:

“It is the district attorney’s intention to inform the owners of the Palisade estate that they operate annoying properties that endanger the safety of their residents.

“After that notice, DA will take all appropriate steps to keep those residents safe.”

A DA spokesperson said the complex was privately owned and uncertain about the timeline for annoying property notifications and will be announced shortly. A spokeswoman couldn’t go into the details of the next step, but said the worst-case scenario for a private company would be to relinquish ownership.

William Price III, chairman of the Rankin Autonomous Region Council, said police had told him about the attack after the attack. Mr Price believes this should be a call for awakening, he said.

“It’s a safety issue for our inhabitants who live there,” he said. “There are a lot of young children out there who need protection from these drugs and drug dealers. I think that’s a good thing. It sends a message.”

KDKA-TV left a message at the complex, but did not receive a reply on Thursday.

Police issue two warrants and seize thousands of suspected heroin and fentanyl bags in Rankin

Source link Police issue two warrants and seize thousands of suspected heroin and fentanyl bags in Rankin

Related Articles

Back to top button