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Pitt Football Players Detained In SWAT Drug Bust

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OAKLAND (KDKA)- Three members of the University of Pittsburgh football team were detained in an Oakland drug bust.

Police, undercover officers, and SWAT members were all called to the home in the 3300 block of Juliet Street about 10:30 p.m. Thursday night.

As part of an ongoing investigation, narcotics detectives say they bought drugs from, and arrested 22-year-old Darnell Reed-Young.

Detectives say they seized 20-bags of heroin, a marijuana bong, and a copper grinder.

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SWAT officers were then called in to break the door down, to arrest three other men.

Police say those three men were detained for use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

The three were identified as 20-year-old Pitt linebacker Eric Williams, 21-year-old Pitt tight end Andrew Carswell, and 21-year-old Pitt defensive linemen Khaynin Mosley-Smith.

”With the Boston stuff going on and cops on high alert, it’s just weird,” neighbor Nicole Lashuk says. “We heard the cops announce this is the Pittsburgh Police. We have a warrant for 3326 come out with your hands up.  Nobody came out and then we heard boom.

Pitt head coach Paul Chryst announced the players have been suspended from the team immediately.

“We have strict and clear standards regarding these types of behaviors,” Chryst said. “What has occurred with these three young men does not represent the standards of our program or university.”

Detectives say the three football players will receive an arrest summons in the mail.

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