Search Warrant Leads to Drug Bust in Verona
Verona officers have charged two people after a drug-related incident on Aug. 6.
A Verona man and Penn Hills woman face drug-related charges after an incident on Wildwood Avenue last week.
After Verona police officers received information about possible drug activity occurring at the home, they obtained a search warrant. During the search, which occurred at about 2 a.m. on Aug. 6, police recovered a package of suspected heroin, numerous items of drug paraphernalia—scales, pipes, syringes—and cash from the home, according to police Chief Ron McLemore.
Police charged Corey Lawson, 25, of Verona, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, prohibited acts, possession of a controlled substance, use prohibited offensive weapon and criminal use of a communication facility; and Maria Scalamonga, 21, of Penn Hills, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
McLemore said he was happy with the result of the bust.
"We're trying to combat the drug issue in town," he said. "We received several complaints about the residence, and I was happy we had enough information to receive the search warrant. Our officers did a great job."