Allegheny County police today announced that they had arrested two heroin dealers with a combined 85 bricks of the drug, thousands in cash and three guns.
Detective Todd Naylor said there is little connection between James Fields, 20, of Mt. Washington, and Raheem Brown, 29, of Duquesne, except that they both sold significant amounts of heroin. He described Mr. Fields as a "mid-level" dealer and Mr. Brown as "high-level dealer."
Allegheny County police, assisted by officers in Duquesne, arrested Mr. Brown on Friday after they said they found him with 58 bricks, or nearly 2,900 bags, of heroin worth an estimated $29,000 on the street. They said they also found three guns -- one of which was reported stolen -- and $8,700 in cash.
Mr. Brown was charged with drug possession, a firearms violation and receiving stolen property and remains in the Allegheny County Jail on $50,000 bail, according to online court records.
His arrest came about a week after police arrested Mr. Fields as part of a separate investigation, Detective Naylor said. Allegheny County police said in a news release that they, along with Pittsburgh police, arrested Mr. Fields after they found him with 27 bricks, or 1,350 bags, of heroin worth about $13,500 and $1,200 in cash.
Mr. Fields was charged with drug possession and possession with intent to deliver and remains in the Allegheny County Jail on $5,000, according to online court records.