5 Arrested In Alleged Marijuana Operation In Carrick

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After watching a house for weeks, authorities arrested five people in connection to an alleged marijuana operation in Carrick.

Narcotics detectives with Pittsburgh police say they’ve been watching a house on Parkfield Street for almost a month.

“We’ve seen numerous people coming and going,” Pittsburgh Police Detective Brian Nicholas said. “We were concerned about weapons, possibly inside the location and just the sheer size of the house.”

It all started when they got a tip about drug deals going on inside. After weeks of surveillance and armed with the SWAT team just in case, they served arrest warrants Tuesday morning.

Police say they found a half dozen people sitting at the dining room table bagging marijuana, including a mother of two.

“The adult female has two small children age 5 and 4 … where one was sitting on her lap and the other was standing in close proximity,” Nicholas said.

The three adults arrested are Sandra Smith; her boyfriend, Darius Smith and his brother, William Smith. Two juvenile males were also arrested. They are all facing multiple drug charges.

Police say the group was growing and selling marijuana.

The mother of those two young children is facing additional counts. Children Youth and Families will take custody of her children.

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  • FedUp

    Another neighborhood that’s going to pot!

  • Read the Truth

    Like I’ve said before, kids are going to school with Heroin but the main focus by police is Pot? why even waste $ doing raids and stuff for this drug we know its there and know its illegal But its not killing anyone shouldn’t the main focus be the HARD Drugs???? I’m confused…..

  • Matthias

    Marijuana and other drugs remain to be legalized in order to keep the ghettos strong and thriving.

    Imagine how much money the federal government could make if it grew and sold marijuana?

    We could begin to pay down the national debt, that is for sure. Or, use the proceeds to implement health care for all US citizens.

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