Butler County Drug Task Force officers seized suspected heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana from a Butler apartment during a Thursday night raid, authorities said.
Claude T. Taylor, 22, was home and arrested, ending up in the Butler County Prison on $15,0,000 bail. He is facing multiple felony counts of drug possession.
County detective Tim Fennell, who heads the task force, described Taylor as a “mid-level dealer.”
Officers converged on Taylor's apartment on West Quarry Street with a search warrant at about 8:30 p.m.
During the search, according to court documents, officers turned up 14.25 grams of heroin, 6.3 grams of crack and 175.8 grams of marijuana.
Fennell said the one-half ounce of raw heroin was contained in one bag, and the crack was also in a single bag. The 6.2 ounces of marijuana was in eight baggies.
Additionally, officers recovered $1,304 in currency, several digital scales and marijuana grinders, and three cell phones.
Along with Taylor, his live-in girlfriend, a toddler and Michael Lee Hutchinson, a suspected associate of the defendant's, were at the apartment.
Officers arrested Hutchinson on a probation violation.
A full report will appear in the Butler Eagle.