NEW CASTLE (KDKA) — Authorities seized drugs and thousands of dollars in cash from a New Castle residence Thursday.

New Castle police and the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Special Investigative Unit served a sealed search warrant on a home in the 300-block of Locust Street.

Inside the home, officers found approximately 7.5 grams of crack cocaine and approximately 1 lb. 3 oz. of marijuana.

Officers also seized $23,578 in cash and a digital weighing scale.

Police say 47-year-old Ernest Bester, of New Castle, has been charged with possession with the intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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