CANONSBURG (KDKA) — A convicted felon is back in jail after his home was raided Friday morning.
It happened on West College Street in Canonsburg.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 9 Additional Deaths, 288 More Coronavirus Cases
It was a joint effort by the DEA, the ATF, Pennsylvania state police, the Department of Justice and Canonsburg police.
“A lot of this is sealed in the search warrant,” says Canonsburg police chief R.T. Bell. “It’s something we’ve been on for a few weeks. At this time, the exact nature of this initial investigation is confidential.”
The house is owned by 34-year old Joshua Thomas who was arrested and taken to the Washington County correctional facility.
Police say Thomas has a live-in girlfriend who was not arrested. He also has young children who were not in the house at the time of the raid.
Thomas was charged with weapons and drug violations.
Police found loaded guns, handguns, shotguns, rifles and a loaded assault rifle. They also found a significant quantity of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.READ MORE: KDKA Upgrading Transmitter To Enhance Viewer Experience
Sandy Malone lives across the street and says she suspected something was going for a few years.
“Just the action going on— cars, drop offs, the deliveries,” Malone says.
In a criminal complaint, Thomas admits to selling cocaine for Christmas at $60 per gram.
To make matters worse, Thomas is a convicted felon.
He went to prison for attempted homicide.
He is at the Washington county correctional facility on a $250,000 straight bond.MORE NEWS: Five People Displaced After Two Mobile Homes Burn In Jefferson Township