Tarentum police, acting on tips, arrest 3 men on gun, drug charges
Tarentum police say information provided by residents led to the arrest of three people on drug and gun charges.
Police, via Facebook, said residents told them of illicit activity occurring along East Ninth Avenue. Armed with that information, police and agents with the state Attorney General’s Drug Task Force were able to obtain a search warrant for a home in the 600 block, where three men were arrested.
Charged are Gabriel Booker, 18, of Brackenridge; Lavontae Martin, 20, of Tarentum; and Lamaar McKamey, 20, of Tarentum.
Booker is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Martin and McKamey, who police say were in possession of stolen firearms, were both charged with receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Booker was released on his own recognizance following arraignment before District Judge Regis Charles Welsh. Welsh set bond for Martin and McKamey at $5,000 and both were taken to the Allegheny County Jail.
All three men are scheduled to appear before District Judge Carolyn Bengel in Brackenridge on July 11.
Matthew Medsger is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4675, [email protected] or via Twitter @matthew_medsger.