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Newark Man Arrested in Pittsburgh on Drug Distribution Charge

Heroin worth tens of thousands of dollars recovered, police say

A 33-year-old city man was arrested Tuesday night in Pennsylvania after police there said he was found carrying heroin with a street value of $20,000.

Pittsburgh police conducting surveillance observed Rasheed McKenith leave the Amtrak train station around 7:45 pm and enter the adjacent Greyhound bus station. Officers began to follow McKenith when he was observed acting suspiciously, Pittsburgh police said in a statement.

McKenith was followed to a bathroom at the station, where he was seen dropping a book bag containing 2,000 bags of heroin.

He was arrested and will be charged with possession of heroin and intent to distribute. McKenith was being held at the Allegheny County Jail.

Chelly December 05, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Is that his Facebook picture? Lol
Dave Phillips December 05, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Not sure why this is news here, it's a Pittsburgh issue.
A. Newarker December 06, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Guess he thought he was in BookerTown - where anything goes.
Dave Phillips December 06, 2012 at 10:12 PM
I am not a big fan of Cory overall, but do you think crime would go away in Newark if Rice, Baraka or Sharrif were our mayor?
MissJoker December 07, 2012 at 05:30 PM
If ya don't know don't talk fool's...

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