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Police Seize Drugs, Guns in Hazelwood

Date: November 22, 2019
Incident Type: Drug Investigation
Location: Zone 4

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police investigators arrested multiple people and seized illegal narcotics and guns following a lengthy drug investigation in Hazelwood.

Pittsburgh SWAT officers and Zone 4 detectives executed a search warrant on a home on the 200 block of Winston Street around 6 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21. Police found three guns, including a semi-automatic rifle, bullets, large amounts of heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana, a narcotics packaging station and hundreds of dollars in cash.

During a search of a vehicle outside the residence, police located large amounts of heroin, fentanyl, crack cocaine and marijuana.

Police arrested five adults on scene: Kayvon Burgess, 18, of Swissvale, Don Copeland, 18, of Hazelwood, Curtis Ford, 26, of the North Side, Khalil Murray, 18, of Hazelwood and Dorian Wood, 30, of Wilmerding. Pauline Moran, 44, of McKeesport, was arrested via summons. Charges include possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, gun charges, drug paraphernalia, criminal conspiracy, and multiple other charges.

Curtis Newkirk and a juvenile were both arrested for aggravated assault warrants.

The investigation continues.


Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri