PITTSBURGH, PA - Sheriff William P. Mullen announces the arrest of Roger Hammond, 30 years old, from Wilkinsburg Borough. Hammond was wanted for violating the condition of his probation/parole in connection with a guilty plea for a 2011 arrest involving the sale of crack cocaine. Sheriff’s deputies were working a saturation patrol and serving warrants, along with Wilkinsburg Police at the request of Wilkinsburg Police Chief Ophelia Coleman. Because of the recent surge of violent crimes in the neighborhood, Chief Coleman requested assistance from the Sheriff’s Office.
This morning, these officers were attempting a warrant execution at a residence located in the 1500 block of Foliage Avenue where Hammond was found. While officers were inside the residence they could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana and observed drugs and paraphernalia in plain view. Deputies then obtained a search warrant for the residence and recovered an estimated seven ounces of suspected crack cocaine, heroin, suspected ecstasy pills, two shotguns, a 40-caliber semi-automatic Pistol, an AK-47 assault rifle and over $1,000 in US currency. The estimated total street value of the drugs seized is approximately $10,000.00. Hammond is being charged with possession with the intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and several firearm violations. Once a bond is set on those charges, he will be held without bond on his probation/parole violation.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 20, 2012
CONTACT: Sergeant Douglas Clark, 412-350-4714
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