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Undercover Detectives Make Drug Arrest Downtown

Date: May 22, 2020
Incident Type: Drug Arrests
Location: Downtown

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police detectives arrested a man on drug charges on Thursday, one day after police responded to multiple overdoses Downtown.

Police and EMS responded to nine suspected drug overdoses late Wednesday morning in the area of 4th Avenue and Wood Street. Narcotics and Vice detectives also have received numerous complaints from citizens and business owners about recent drug activity in the area.

A team of detectives went to the area Thursday and observed a male selling drugs on the 300 block of 3rd Avenue. Two undercover detectives approached the male and bought two stamp bags of heroin in bags marked "SKULL." When the deal was finalized, Police took the male into custody without incident.

Calvin Harshaw, 28, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, intent to deliver a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance.






Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri