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Thursday January 28th, 2010 :: 12:00 a.m. EST


Narcotics arrest in Homewood; 82 grams crack cocaine and large amount of cash seized

On Wednesday, January 26, 2010 PBP Narcotics Impact Squad Detectives were investigating a report of drug activity taking place on the corner of Monticello Street and Brushton Avenue. Detectives observed a male, later identified as George HILLIARD, 43yo from Brookline come from a residence in the 7400 block of Monticello, walk to a vehicle that had just pulled up holding what appeared to be a plastic baggie in his right hand. Detectives were able to recover the baggie along with a second baggie each containing a substance recognized by Detectives as Cocaine. Hilliard was arrested and transported to the ACJ charged with Possession of Controlled Substances (cocaine); Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance (cocaine);

Detectives proceeded to the address in the 7400 block of Monticello identified as a 4 unit apartment with a common front door and hallway. While in the second floor hallway, Detectives detected a strong odor of marijuana burning from one of the apartments. Detectives knocked and were able to gain entry to the apartment. The resident of the apartment was identified as Kirk Long DELAROSA Jr., 33yo. Detectives secured the residence and obtained a search warrant. Armed with the warrant, Detectives were able to seize 82 grams of crack Cocaine packaged for sale, packaging material and $45,061.00 dollars in US Currency. Delarosa was taken into custody and transported to the ACJ and charged with the following: Possession of Controlled Substances (crack cocaine); Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance (crack cocaine); Paraphernalia - Use or Possession; Marijuana – Possession Small Amount.

Pittsburgh Police Department Headquarters
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Pittsburgh, PA 15233

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Brushton Ave & Monticello St
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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