PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Four men are facing a long list of charges after police officers seized weapons, pipe bombs, drugs and thousands of dollars in cash at a home in West Oakland.
Authorities say the drug bust happened just before 5 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 2500-block of Allequippa Street.
Police have identified the suspects as 27-year-old Timothy Wallace of the Hill District, 19-year-old Theodore Morris III of Mount Oliver, 25-year-old Ronell Sims of Beltzhoover and 28-year-old Jesse Young of the East Liberty-Highland Park area.
They are facing multiple charges including conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance, risking a catastrophe and possessing weapons of mass destruction.
According to police, undercover detectives served a search warrant at the home and found more than $29,000 in cash, an assault rifle, five handguns, 16 pipe bombs, 1,000 stamped bags of heroin and marijuana.
Police say the bomb squad was also called to the home because of the pipe bombs that were found.
“The most drama that we have here comes from Pitt students and Pitt activities and Pitt parties; so, to have something like that happen was pretty shocking,” said one Oakland resident who didn’t want to be identified. “They were very nice kids, very helpful around the neighborhood, very cordial, very nice, sometimes they’d help out with the trash on the street, things like that.”
The four men were taken in for questioning and later taken to the Allegheny County Jail and charged.