Police Arrest 3, Including Man With Baby, During Heroin Bust At Beechview Duplex

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Three men were busted Wednesday for allegedly dealing heroin out of one-half of a Section 8 duplex on Palm Beach Avenue in Beechview.

One of the men, identified as 21-year-old Christopher Highsmith, was holding a baby boy in his arms in a red Cadillac parked outside the house.

There were drugs in the vehicle and inside the building addressed 2417, according to police. It began around 1 p.m.

“I heard a couple of booms,” said Rose Truan, a neighbor. “I was in the house, my husband was outside.”

Setting off a flash-bang device to stun the suspects, the city SWAT team and narcotics detectives swarmed the building.

They recovered at least 200 stamped bags of heroin, 85 doses of oxycodone and $2,800 in cash.

Neighbors tell KDKA’s Mary Robb Jackson that alleged drug dealing has been going on at that address for a year.

Police got warrants based on those neighborhood complaints.

“It’s a nice neighborhood, but what can you do?” said Truan. “You have neighborhoods where bad people move in, and that’s it, and hopefully they get them out.”

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