Suspected Heroin Traffickers Busted in St. Marys

st-marys-drug-bustSAINT MARYS, Pa. – Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced the arrest of three heroin traffickers in St. Marys, Elk County, two of whom are from Allegheny County, following a search warrant that yielded 480 stamp bags of heroin worth an estimated $14,400.

On Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, two suspects from Allegheny County, Justin Weston and Sherrod Duncan, were arrested and charged following a search warrant at the home of the third suspect, Theresa Sample, at 131 Hemlock Road in St. Marys.

The charges are the result of an investigation over the course of several months conducted by the Office of Attorney General’s North Central Municipal Drug Task Force.

Justin Weston, 25, 810 E. 11th Ave. Rear, Homestead, Allegheny County, is charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver heroin, one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin, one count of possession of marijuana, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Sherrod Duncan, 36, 282 Park Ave., Natrona Heights, Allegheny County, is charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver heroin, one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin, one count of possession of heroin, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, one count of providing false identification to authorities and three counts of criminal use of a communication facility.

Theresa Sample, 24, 131 Hemlock Road, St. Marys, Elk County, is charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver heroin, one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin, one count of possession of heroin, one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, one count of endangering the welfare of children and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Weston and Duncan each received $50,000 straight cash bond and Sample received $25,000 straight cash bond. An additional defendant, Alex Cheatle, is currently incarcerated in the Elk County Prison and will be charged in the near future.

Attorney General Kane thanked the St. Marys Police Department and Ridgway Police Department for their assistance with the investigation, as well as Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon’s office, which is prosecuting.


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