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Drug-bust funds go back to Heidelberg

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
| Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:00 p.m

Money confiscated during drug busts in Heidelberg this year could be put to good use.

Police Chief Vernon Barkley has sent a letter to Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala requesting $2,306 in drug forfeiture funds be returned to the borough.

Barkley said the money recently was turned over to the district attorney’s forfeiture unit, along with other monetary evidence totaling $1,244.

“We sent a letter to him requesting those funds be returned to us for 2011 assistance in upgrading our radios and narrow banding,” he said.

“If we do get the total amount back, that will give us a grand total of $3,650 we’ll be able to put toward the radio, which basically should cover all the expenses.”

Radio replacements are needed as part of an effort to upgrade police equipment throughout Allegheny County.

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