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Felon behind bars for suspected heroin, stolen handgun

December 10, 2019 News Extra

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Stanford Russell Jr. of Pittsburgh, charged with having stolen gun, 117 bags of heroin in Butler Township.

BUTLER TWP — A felon is behind bars after state police seized 117 stamp bags of suspected heroin, a stolen handgun and other contraband following a traffic stop early Tuesday morning.

Stanford A. Russell Jr., 28, of Pittsburgh is being held on $100,000 bond in the Butler County Prison. He is facing felony drug and firearms charges.

Russell’s arrest came after police Cpl. Michael Schmidt spotted a car traveling south on Hansen Avenue without its headlights on around 2:20 a.m. The officer turned around and began following the car.

This is an excerpt from a larger article that will appear in Wednesday’s Butler Eagle. Subscribe online or in print to read the full article about the arrest.

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