Greensburg officer: Drugs found on Fayette man
A Greensburg police officer said Thursday that a search of a Fayette County man in October turned up heroin, cocaine, marijuana, pain medicine and $1,736.
Patrolman Shawn Denning testified during a preliminary hearing that the drugs and money were found on Andre Michael Galloway, 34, of Republic, after police responded to a domestic argument around 3:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at Galloway’s former home at 18 Westminster Ave. in Greensburg.
Greensburg District Judge James Albert held Galloway for trial on charges of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; resisting arrest; public drunkenness, and disorderly conduct.
Denning said his department received a call about an argument at Galloway’s home.
“I heard a female’s voice saying, ‘Don’t hit her,’ ” Denning said. He said he also heard “smacking” sounds when he arrived.
Police knocked and pounded on the door of the residence for a while. Finally, a woman unlocked it. Denning said he saw Galloway standing at the top of a stairwell. Galloway then came out onto the porch.
Denning said Galloway continued to yell. The officer said he could smell alcohol on Galloway.
He was told to be quiet, but he continued to yell, Denning said, so he was arrested.
During a search, police found a bag of suspected crack cocaine, a bag of cocaine, 50 small bags of heroin, seven Vicodin pills, a small bag of marijuana and the cash, Denning said.
The officer said the stamp bags of heroin did not have a name printed on them and appeared to be “packaged at home and not by a machine.”
Denning said police had to twice use a stun gun on Galloway.