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Police Seize Drugs, Guns

Date: July 12, 2019
Incident Type: Search Warrant
Location: Bloomfield/Lawrenceville

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Narcotics detectives seized illegal guns and drugs, cash and drug packaging materials while serving a search warrant July 12 in Lawrenceville.

Detectives were investigating citizen complaints of drug activity in Bloomfield around 3:15 p.m. when they observed a male driving a tan Chevrolet Impala. Detectives knew the male, and knew that his driver's license was suspended and that he was wanted on two outstanding warrants.

Detectives followed the male to Penn Avenue & Main Street and attempted to make an arrest. The male fled in the Impala. Detectives did not pursue out of concern for the safety of pedestrians and motorists. Detectives located the unoccupied Impala near the intersection of 30th and Smallman streets in the Strip District. The vehicle was towed from the scene and processed as evidence.

Through the investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant for a residence on 39th Street in Lawrenceville and found several items in the home connecting the male to the residence.

Police also recovered an Intratec Tec 22 pistol with a 30-round magazine, a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol, crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, $5,475 in cash and drug packaging materials.

As a result of the investigation, Police have applied for an arrest warrant for Dorian Montgomery, 41.

In addition to the outstanding warrants, Montgomery faces charges of Escape, Fleeing & Eluding, Reckless Driving, Driving with a Suspended License, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, and Violations of the Uniform Firearms Act.

Montgomery is 6’3 and approximately 300 pounds. He is known to frequent Lawrenceville and Manchester.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at (412) 323-7800.

(Dorian Montgomery)

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri