5 arrested on firearms, drug charges in Spring Hill |

5 arrested on firearms, drug charges in Spring Hill

Pittsburgh police arrested three men and two women while responding to a 911 call for shots fired at a Spring Hill apartment early Sunday.

Officers responded to an apartment building in the 2100 block of Rhine Place about 2:43 a.m., police spokeswoman Sonya Toler said. When they arrived, they smelled marijuana coming from one of the units. A witness told them the gunshots came from the same unit.

While performing a protective sweep, officers found three guns that had been reported stolen inside a closet, Toler said.

After getting a warrant to search the rest of the apartment, officers found more than 600 stamp bags of heroin, a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and about $1,000 cash, Toler said.

Police arrested Jaquayla Kendrick, 19, of Garfield; Kent Morton, 26, of Brighton Heights; Jemera Hibbler, 28 of Beltzhoover; Lavelle Johnson, 30, of the Hill District; and Eli Herrine, 24, of Houtzdale in Clearfield County.

They are charged with receiving stolen property, illegally possessing a firearm and possessing illegal drugs. They were being held in the Allegheny County Jail awaiting arraignment.

Adam Brandolph is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-391-0927 or [email protected].

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