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Police accuse city man of making drug deal

June 15, 2018 Digital Media Exclusive

Frank Zang

A Butler man is accused of selling heroin to a police informant in the city earlier this year.

Butler police on Thursday arrested 37-year-old Frank E. Zang Jr. on a felony warrant obtained by the Butler County Drug Task Force.

Zang allegedly sold four stamp bags of heroin to the informant for $40 at about 7 p.m. March 8 on West Brady Street, task force officer Ben Spangler, who also is a sergeant with the Butler Police Department, said in his affidavit.

Court documents also noted that the drug deal happened within 1,000 feet of a school zone, Emily Brittain Elementary School.

The task force Tuesday obtained an arrest warrant for the defendant.

Zang was placed in Butler County Prison on $50,000 bail following arraignment. His preliminary hearing was not immediately scheduled.

Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Grew up in upstate New York. Earned my Journalism degree in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Worked for two newspapers in Fayette County (Pa.) before starting at the Butler Eagle in 1998.