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Pittsburgh Police Make Significant Drug Bust in Brighton Heights

Date: August 30, 2019
Incident Type: Drug Bust
Location: Zone 1

Over the past month, Pittsburgh Police detectives from Narcotics and Vice have been investigating reports of drug trafficking from a residence in the 1200 block of Benton Avenue in the Brighton Heights section of the City of Pittsburgh. On August 30, as part of their ongoing investigation, detectives served a search warrant at this residence with the assistance of PBP SWAT.

At the time the search warrant was served, the following individuals were inside the residence:

  • Dion Anderson, 32
  • Raymond Moon, 30
  • Raynell Moon, 30

When Anderson was searched, detectives found more than $6,000 cash in one of his pant pockets. Raymond Moon had more than $600 cash in one of his pockets. 

A search of the residence was conducted and detectives recovered the following items:

  • A backpack containing 104 bricks of heroin (approx. 5,200 stamp bags).
  • A Ziplock bag containing 395 bundles of heroin (approx. 3,950 stamp bags).
  • A large bag containing what appears to be raw heroin and/or fentanyl.
  • Drug packaging materials.
  • A pistol magazine, holster, and ammunition.
  • A camouflage flak jacket.
  • Evidence for all three individuals connecting them to the residence.

Dion Anderson, Raymond Moon and Raynell Moon were arrested and each was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Criminal Conspiracy. All three were transported to the Allegheny County Jail. 

Photos of the suspects and evidence are attached. 

Dion Anderson

Raymond Moon

Raynell Moon

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz