MOON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A local woman who was being investigated for drugs is now facing child pornography charges.

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office has filed charges against 49-year-old Pamela Smallis, of Moon Township.

Back in April, police said Smallis was using children in drug transactions.

“She had her very young children in the car with her,” an officer said. “On one occasion, she actually arranged for the confidential informant to travel to her home and meet with one of her juvenile children and for her child then to hand over the marijuana to that confidential informant.”

When investigators looked at the memory card on her cell phone following her arrest, they allegedly found 33 pictures and two video files of child pornography.

“Personal pornography for her own view – it’s not published, but yes, that’s correct, that’s accurate,” Moon Township Police Chief Leo McCarthy said.

Smallis faces dozens of charges related to allegedly possessing child pornography, photographing and videotaping child pornography, unlawful contact with minors and sexual exploitation of children.

“It’s upsetting, it’s disturbing, but I’m also happy that we have identified it and we stopped it,” Chief McCarthy said.

She is in jail on $50,000 straight bond. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for next week.

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