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 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."


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jenn August 16, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Good job verona!! 1 down and 100 more to go, make our little town clean again
sue August 17, 2012 at 02:24 PM
wow you mean the police did something about real crime in Verona instead of busting peoples butt's about playing music at noon on a saturday. wow they are like real police for once!


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