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Vandergrift Police seize 150 stamp bags of heroin

posted Mar 31, 2016, 8:44 PM by Joseph Gray
Vandergrift, Pa. - Police in Vandergrift make an arrest after a tip leads police to a location in Allegheny Township where an alleged drug deal results in the seizure of 150 stamp bags of Heroin. 

According to the police criminal complaint, Zachary Polka, age 23 of 110 1st Street in Leechburg was driving a 2016 Hyundai Silver SW while under suspension in the parking lot near Big Lots in Allegheny Township.  Law Enforcement Officers conducted a traffic stop on Polka near the Pizza Hut and a subsequent pat-down for weapons resulted in Law Enforcement Officer Nathaniel Rigatti questioning the suspect about hard objects in his right sweat pants pocket.  Officer Rigatti asked Polka what was in his pocket and Polka advised, "dope".

Officer Rigatti then removed 3 bricks of suspected Heroin (150) stamp bags with red markings "Black Power".  Also seized was $340 in cash and two cell phones.  Polka was transported to the Vandergrift Police station and held in a cell while police processed the evidence.  A portion of the evidence was field tested by Allegheny Township Law Enforcement Officer Mark Junod and proved positive for the presence of Heroin, a Schedule 1 controlled substance.  Polka was subsequently transported to the Westmoreland County Jail and faces charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and driving while under suspension.  

AKVNEWS.COM will update this story as more details become available. 

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