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Verona Police Target Drug Activity

The department has served two search warrants and made multiple arrests since October.

Three people are facing drug-related charges after a drug bust in Verona.

During the Verona Council meeting on Tuesday, Police Chief Ron McLemore said police officers obtained a search warrant for a home on Center Avenue, where drug activity had been suspected.

During the search, which occurred on Dec. 13, police found drug paraphernalia and suspected heroin.

Police charged David Lee Collins, 53, of Verona with prohibited offensive weapon, possession of a controlled substance and prohibited acts; Terri Schleicher, 45, of Verona with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia; and Mark Roth, 52, of Verona with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Collins is being held at Allegheny County Jail. His bail is set at $10,000. He has a preliminary hearing before District Justice Leonard HRomyak on Jan. 14 at 10 a.m.

Schleicher and Roth waived preliminary hearings on their charges. Their formal arraignments in Common Pleas Court will be on Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.

This is the second time since October that Verona police issue a search warrant for drug activity—the first was on Wildwood Avenue, where two people were charged. McLemore said the department is continuing drug investigations.

Councilman Pat McCarthy thanked McLemore and the police department for their hard work.

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Robert Brayer January 10, 2013 at 07:36 PM
A big thank you to our Verona Police Department for their efforts in arresting Drug Dealers in our town. Keep up the good work and if there's any thing we can do to help let us know .Bob Brayer Verona In Progress

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