New Ken police say they found 148 heroin stamp bags on wanted man
A New Kensington man will head to court after police say an active warrant led to his arrest and the discovery of almost 150 packets of heroin.
Anthony Joel Hughley, 28, of Victoria Avenue, is charged with a felony count of possession with intent to distribute and related charges.
Hughley waived his right to a preliminary hearing on those charges Thursday before District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr. in New Kensington.
State Trooper Glenn Adams wrote in court documents that he and New Kensington Detective Sgt. Sam Long were working undercover the evening of June 21 when Long spotted Hughley on foot. According to Adams, Long knew Hughley and that he was wanted by the state Board of Probation and Parole.
When Adams took Hughley into custody on the warrant, according to court documents, 148 small plastic bags filled with what officers suspect is heroin were found on his person.
Hughley was taken to the Westmoreland County Prison in lieu of a $50,000 bond. He is scheduled for formal arraignment Nov. 20 before Westmoreland County Judge Rita D. Hathaway in Greensburg.
Matthew Medsger is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Matthew at 724-226-4675, email@example.com or via Twitter @matthew_medsger.