Cache Of Prescription Drugs Found In Murrysville Man’s Apartment
MURRYSVILLE (KDKA) — Police found thousands of dollars worth of prescription drugs inside a Murrysville apartment.
Officers recovered the drugs while serving a search warrant in the 5500-block of Old William Penn Highway.
The man who lives there, 23-year-old Jesse Silver, is now in the Westmoreland County Jail on $55,000 straight cash bond.
He’s being charged with possession and intent to deliver.
Murrysville Police Chief Tom Seefeld says in addition to the prescription drugs, police found heroin and syringes. They also took Silver’s vehicle.
“Inside that vehicle was also drug paraphernalia and some instruments used to, that are common in committing burglaries,” Seefeld said.
Police seized vicodin, suboxone, lorazepam, viagara, vitamins and prescription eye drops.
“Understand that this is only what we got, Seefeld said. “I’m sure there’s been a lot of activity with this suspect and probably a lot more out there that we didn’t know he had that he’s either gotten rid of or he’s dealing with.”
Some of the drugs have labels from Johnson’s Pharmacy. The family-owned business in Pleasant Hills was robbed back on March 24. Roughly $30,000 worth of prescription drugs was stolen.
Silver was just released from the Westmoreland County Jail on Feb. 18 after serving less than two months in connection with two burglaries at the Salem Crossroads pharmacy in Delmont.
Police say the case is far from closed. The Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office are all involved in the investigation.
“I don’t think this is the first find on this guy,” Seefeld said. “I think it’s going to be widespread. Take a while to determine how in-depth this process is with him with the drug sales and drug possessions.”